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Vase with flowers and birds (one of a pair)

Factory:
Meissen Manufactory (German, 1710–present)
Date:
1733
Culture:
German, Meissen
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain painted with colored enamels under transparent glaze
Dimensions:
Height: 9 9/16 in. (24.3 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
The Lesley and Emma Sheafer Collection, Bequest of Emma A. Sheafer, 1973
Accession Number:
1974.356.504
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 201
The form of this vase is Chinese in origin, but the decoration freely combines Chinese and Japanese motifs. The vases can be dated to 1733, the only year in which the mark on the base was in use.
Marking: In underglaze blue on underside: FA
Lesley and Emma Sheafer , New York (until 1974; bequeathed to MMA)
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