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Toilet box

Factory:
Meissen Manufactory (German, 1710–present)
Date:
ca. 1730
Culture:
German, Meissen
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Overall (confirmed): 1 5/8 x 2 9/16 x 2 9/16 in. (4.1 x 6.5 x 6.5 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 2008
Accession Number:
2008.543.17a, b
Not on view
Boxes from Meissen toilet services do not survive in great numbers, and the decoration of the box is typical of Kakiemon-inspired painting on Meissen of the 1730s. The box relates in form and decoration to two boxes from the Sheafer Collection (see 1974.356.490a, b and 1974.356.491a, b).
Inscription: Painted in red on underside of box and lid: 394 (Wrightsman inventory number)

Marking: Painted in underglaze blue enamel on underside: Crossed swords (Meissen factory mark)
Hans Stiebel (until 1952; gifted to Mr. & Mrs. Charles Wrightsman) ; Mrs. Charles Wrightsman , New York (1952–2008; to MMA)
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