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Beaker

Factory:
Meissen Manufactory (German, 1710–present)
Decorator:
Johann Gregor Höroldt (1696–1775)
Date:
ca. 1725
Culture:
German, Meissen
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Overall (confirmed): 3 x 2 1/2 x 2 9/16 in. (7.6 x 6.4 x 6.5 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Gift of R. Thornton Wilson, in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson, 1954
Accession Number:
54.147.75
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 533
This beaker and saucer were part of a tea and chocolate service given to Vittorio Amadeo II, King of Sardinia (1666-1732) by Augustus the Strong, the Elector of Saxony, under whose patronage the Meissen factory was established.
Marking: Painted in underglaze blue on underside: [1] Monogram AR (for Augustus Rex, Elector of Saxony); Pricked in paste under glaze on underside: [2] Two dots (former's mark for Küttel)
Possibly Private Collection , Austria ; [ Alex Ball , New York, before 1954; sold to Mr. Wilson ] ; R. Thornton Wilson (until 1954; to MMA)
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