Art/ Collection/ Art Object
{{img.publicCaption}}

Pilgrim bottle with cover

Manufactory:
Meissen Manufactory (German, 1710–present)
Factory director:
Factory administrator: Böttger Period (1713–1720)
Modeler:
Johan Jakob Irminger (German, 1635–1724)
Decorator:
Style of Martin Schnell (ca. 1685–ca. 1740)
Date:
ca. 1710–15
Culture:
German, Meissen
Medium:
Red stoneware with black glaze and unfired colors
Dimensions:
H. 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
Gift of R. Thornton Wilson, in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson, 1943
Accession Number:
43.100.38a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 533
This little flask has the form of the traditional pilgrim bottle and was modeled by the Dresden court silversmith Johann Jakob Irminger (1635–1724), who was appointed artistic director of the Meissen factory in 1712. The material is the fine red stoneware first produced at Meissen. The flask's Baroque European shape contrasts with its decoration, which imitates Japanese lacquer.
Heinrich Rothberger , Vienna (probably sold before March 1938) ; [ Alex Ball , New York, until December 1942; sold to Wilson ] 1942) ]; R. Thornton Wilson (1942–43; to MMA)
Related Objects

Bottle

Artist: Meissen Manufactory (German, 1710–present) Date: ca. 1712–13 Medium: Red stoneware with black lacquer glaze Accession: 45.12.78 On view in:Not on view

Snuffbox

Artist: Meissen Manufactory (German, 1710–present) Date: 1814–18 Medium: Porcelain, gilt bronze Accession: 83.2.111 On view in:Not on view

Buddhist Divinity

Artist: Meissen Manufactory (German, 1710–present) Date: ca. 1735–40 Medium: Hard-paste porcelain Accession: 33.109.3 On view in:Not on view

Plate

Artist: Meissen Manufactory (German, 1710–present) Date: ca. 1735 Medium: Hard-paste porcelain Accession: 17.203.4 On view in:Not on view

Chinese musician

Artist: Meissen Manufactory (German, 1710–present) Date: 1763–74 Medium: Hard-paste porcelain Accession: 23.51.5 On view in:Not on view