Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Teacup and saucer

Manufactory:
Höchst Manufactory (German, 1746–1796)
Date:
ca. 1775
Culture:
German, Höchst
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Diameter, saucer: 5 1/16 in. (12.9 cm) Overall, cup: 1 5/8 x 3 3/4 in. (4.1 x 9.5 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Gift of Mercedes Bass, 2007
Accession Number:
2007.243.18a, b
Not on view
This partial tea and coffee service is distinguished by its relative completeness and its two components (the coffee pot and the hot milk jug) signed by the painters who decorated them—Joseph Angele and Johann Heinrich Usinger, respectively—a rarity on 18th-century porcelain.

[Jeffrey H. Munger, 2009]
Marking: Painted in underglaze blue enamel on underside: Wheel (Höchst factory mark)
Mercedes T. Bass (until 2007; to MMA)
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