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Cup and saucer

Factory:
Royal Porcelain Manufactory, Berlin (German, founded 1763)
Date:
ca. 1780
Culture:
German, Berlin
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Height (cup .249): 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm); Diameter (saucer .250): 5 5/16 in. (13.5 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
The Hans Syz Collection, Gift of Stephan B. Syz and John D. Syz, 1995
Accession Number:
1995.268.249, .250
Not on view
The gift of the Hans Syz Collection in 1995 endowed the Museum with nearly three hundred examples of European and Asian ceramics meticulously acquired by Swiss-born collector Dr. Syz (1894–1991) to chart the migration of models and patterns from East to West. Documenting a continuous process of influence and adaptation, these pieces provide a discriminating review of the nuances of stylistic change resulting from three centuries of trade.
Marking: Painted in underglaze blue enamel on underside of cup: [1] Sceptre (Berlin factory mark)

Painted in underglaze blue enamel on inside of foot rim of cup: [2] L or 7

Impressed on underside of cup: [3] 7 (?)

Painted in underglaze blue enamel on underside of saucer: [4] Sceptre (Berlin factory mark)

Impressed on underside of saucer [5] Slash
Hans Syz
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