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Sauceboat from the Sulkowsky Service

A work made of hard-paste porcelain, polychrome enamels, and gilding.
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  • A work made of hard-paste porcelain, polychrome enamels, and gilding.

Date:

1735/38

Artist:

Meissen Porcelain Manufactory
German, founded 1710

About this artwork

This sauceboat is from a Meissen service made for Count Alexander Joseph von Sulkowsky, a Polish nobleman who joined the court of Augustus the Strong as a page and became a minister at the court of Friedrich Augustus II. Sulkowsky supervised the deliveries of Asian and Meissen porcelain to the Japanese Palace in Dresden, which was intended to house the most comprehensive collection of porcelain in Europe. Sulkowsky’s close connection with the Meissen Manufactory led him to commission his own dinner service, Meissen’s first privately commissioned armorial service. Each piece is decorated with Sulkowsky’s coat of arms.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Applied Arts of Europe

Artist

Meissen Porcelain Manufactory (Manufacturer)

Title

Sauceboat from the Sulkowsky Service

Place

Germany (Object made in)

Date

1735–1738

Medium

Hard-paste porcelain, polychrome enamels, and gilding

Dimensions

11.4 × 25.7 × 19.1 cm (4 1/2 × 10 1/8 × 7 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Annette M. Chapin and Richard T. Crane, Jr. Memorial Funds

Reference Number

2002.540

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