Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Cup and saucer (part of a service)

Factory:
Meissen Manufactory (German, 1710–present)
Artist:
After a print by Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
Artist:
After a composition by Francis Barlow (British, Lincolnshire ca. 1626–1704 London)
Date:
model introduced 1738
Culture:
German, Meissen
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Cup (.113): H. 2 in. (5.1 cm.); Diam. 3-1/2 in. (8.9 cm.); Saucer (.114): H. 1-1/4 in. (3.2 cm.); Diam. 5-3/4 in. (14.6 cm.)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
The George B. McClellan Collection, Gift of Mrs. George B. McClellan, 1941
Accession Number:
42.205.113, .114
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 533
The design of swans swimming amid reeds is based on an etching by Wenceslaus Hollar after Francis Barlow (ca. 1626–1702).
Marking: Painted in underglaze blue on underside of each: [1] Crossed swords (factory mark); Stamped in paste under glaze on cup: [2] Maltese cross (unidentified, probably former's mark); Stamped in paste under glaze on inside foot ring on saucer: [3] 6
Dr. Paul von Ostermann (until 1928; sale, Paul Cassirer and Hugo Helbing, Berlin, November 1, 1928, no. 164; to McClellan); General George B. McClellan
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