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Teabowl and saucer

Factory:
Meissen Manufactory (German, 1710–present)
Date:
ca. 1730–40
Culture:
German, Meissen
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Height (Teabowl (.267)): 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm); Diameter (Saucer (.268)): 4 15/16 in. (12.5 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
The Hans Syz Collection, Gift of Stephan B. Syz and John D. Syz, 1995
Accession Number:
1995.268.267, .268
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 each: crossed swords (Meissen factory mark)

Painted in underglaze blue enamel inside foot rim of cup: K

Painted in underglaze blue enamel inside foot rim of saucer: two slashes
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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