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Charger

Factory:
Vienna
Factory director:
Du Paquier period (1718–1744)
Date:
ca. 1735
Culture:
Austrian, Vienna
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Overall (confirmed): 3 x 16 1/4 in. (7.6 x 41.3 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1940
Accession Number:
40.65.3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 533
Black monochrome decoration called Schwarzlot is a signature feature of Du Paquier porcelain. It reflects the Baroque fondness for austere, understated grandeur. On this charger, the Schwarzlot was subtly highlighted with gold, making it extraordinarily luxurious. The artist’s use of a quill pen to draw fine lines and hatchings imitates copperplate engravings. The technique is associated with Jakob Helchis, a gifted employee of the manufactory.
Anton Redlich (until 1940; sale, Kende Galleries, New York, April 5–6, 1940, no. 45)
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