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Teabowl and saucer

Factory:
Frankenthal Porcelain Manufactory (German)
Factory director:
Adam Bergdoll (German, active 1762–70)
Factory owner:
Karl Theodor period (1762–1800)
Date:
ca. 1775
Culture:
German, Frankenthal
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Height (teabowl .255): 2 in. (5.1 cm); Diameter (saucer .256): 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:
1995.268.255, .256
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 teabowl: [1] Crowned CT, above CWL (Frankenthal factory mark for Karl Theodor period); [2] Conjoined AB (mark for Adam Bergdoll directorship)

Incised on underside of teabowl: [3] H 5

Painted in underglaze blue enamel on underside of saucer: [4] Crowned CT, above W(Frankenthal factory mark for Karl Theodor period);

Incised on underside of teabowl: [5] F 4 (?)
Hans Syz (until d. 1991; to his sons, John and Stephan) ; by descent, John D. Syz ; and Stephan B. Syz (1991–95; to MMA)
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