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Vase with coiling dragon

Factory:
Vienna
Factory director:
Du Paquier period (1718–1744)
Date:
ca. 1725
Culture:
Austrian, Vienna
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain with raised decoration painted with colored enamels over transparent glaze
Dimensions:
Height: 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
The Hans Syz Collection, Gift of Stephan B. Syz and John D. Syz, 1995
Accession Number:
1995.268.275
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 201
The artists at Du Paquier were inspired by a wide variety of sources. It is clear from many formal and decorative parallels that the manufactory had access to both Chinese and Japanese porcelain. Du Paquier, however, seldom copied Asian models directly, preferring instead to adapt and “improve” forms and decoration to suit European taste. Here, the Du Paquier artist was inspired by a Chinese porcelain dragon encircling a vase but imbued the dragon with a European character.
Inscription: Printed and inked sticker on bottom, partly effaced: OSCAR BONDY WIEN (No) 4(00?)a

Marking: Incised on bottom: Z
Oscar Bondy , Hamburg ; Hans Syz
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