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Wine bottle stand (one of a pair) (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 1741
Culture:
German, Meissen
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
H. 6-9/16 in. (16.7 cm.); W. 9 in. (22.9 cm.)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Gift of R. Thornton Wilson, in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson, 1950
Accession Number:
50.211.235
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: [1] (in underglaze blue on underside) Crossed swords
[2] (impressed in paste under glaze inside base) 26
R. Thornton Wilson (until 1950; to MMA)
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