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Tankard

Factory:
Vienna
Factory director:
Du Paquier period (1718–1744)
Date:
ca. 1720–25
Culture:
Austrian, Vienna
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain, silver
Dimensions:
4 1/4 × 3 3/4 in. (10.8 × 9.5 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Gift of R. Thornton Wilson, in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson, 1950
Accession Number:
50.211.22
Not on view
Monochrome decoration ornamented Du Paquier porcelain from the beginning; indeed, it is one of the manufactory’s defining characteristics. It is found in several colors, including a lovely iron red. The name of the artist who painted this tankard is not known; his hand is found, however, on a number of other early pieces made at Du Paquier as well as on a Chinese bowl in the Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, so it is likely that he both was employed within the factory and performed freelance, or Hausmaler, work.
Marking: [1] a pig (Schweidnitz town mark, 18th century)
[2] I F (or I E) in heart-shaped reserve, pellet between initials, rosette below
[3] F (Austrian control mark?)

Location of marks:
All on underside of silver base
Frederick Neuburg ; [ Leopold Blumka , New York, before 1950; sold to Mr. Wilson ] ; R. Thornton Wilson (until 1950; to MMA)
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