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Vase and Cover (one of a pair)

A work made of hard-paste porcelain, black enamel (schwarzlot), and gilding.
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  • A work made of hard-paste porcelain, black enamel (schwarzlot), and gilding.

Date:

1715/20

Artist:

Meissen Porcelain Manufactory
German, founded 1710
Decorated by Ignaz Preissler (German, 1676-1741)

About this artwork

These rare vases represent two significant contributions to the history of European ceramics: the earliest form of European hard-paste porcelain, developed at the Meissen Manufactory by Johann Friedrich Böttger (1682–1719); and the virtuoso Schwartzlot (black enamel) decoration and gilding of Ignaz Preissler, who came from a distinguished family of glass and ceramic decorators.

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Applied Arts of Europe

Artist

Meissen Porcelain Manufactory (Manufacturer)

Title

Vase and Cover (one of a pair)

Origin

Meissen

Date

1715–1720

Medium

Hard-paste porcelain, black enamel (schwarzlot), and gilding

Dimensions

H. 21 cm (8 1/4 in.); diam. 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Restricted Gift of The Antiquarian Society through Mrs. Edgar J. Uihlein

Reference Number

1984.80a-b

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