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Vase with cover

Factory:
Meissen Manufactory (German, 1710–present)
Date:
ca. 1725–30
Culture:
German, Meissen
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
H. 22-1/2 in. (57.2 cm.); Gr. Diam. 11-1/2 in. (29.2 cm.)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Gift of R. Thornton Wilson, in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson, 1950
Accession Number:
50.211.240a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 533
Porcelain vases of this size were technically difficult to produce, often suffering damage during the firing process; this example reflects a notable achievement for the young Meissen factory (established 1710).
Marking: AR (incised and colored black on underside)
Prince of Liechtenstein ; [ Blumka Gallery , New York, before 1950; sold to Wilson ] ; R. Thornton Wilson (until 1950; to MMA)
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