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Tray

Factory:
Vienna
Factory director:
Du Paquier period (1718–1744)
Date:
ca. 1730–40
Culture:
Austrian, Vienna
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Overall (confirmed): 1 3/8 x 9 1/8 x 7 in. (3.5 x 23.2 x 17.8 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Gift of R. Thornton Wilson, in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson, 1950
Accession Number:
50.211.9
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 533
One of the delights of Du Paquier porcelain is that areas of objects where embellishments are not expected or necessary are often decorated. This haracteristic reflects the manufactory’s acute awareness of Baroque style, with its concept of fine craftsmanship enlivened by surprise. Both of these oval tureen stands are elaborately decorated on their bases, with interlocking strapwork reminiscent of the designs for French parterre gardens. The decoration was painted in enamels directly on the unglazed porcelain, another hallmark of Du Paquier.
Count A. Esterhazy (in 1925) ; Heinrich Rothberger ; [ Max Glüeckselig , New York,1948; sold to Wilson ] ; R. Thornton Wilson (until 1950; to MMA)
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