Vase with cover, Meissen Manufactory (German, 1710–present), Hard-paste porcelain, German, Meissen

Vase with cover

Factory:
Meissen Manufactory (German, 1710–present)
Date:
ca. 1725–30
Culture:
German, Meissen
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Overall: 22 1/2 × 11 1/2 in. (57.2 × 29.2 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Gift of R. Thornton Wilson, in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson, 1950
Accession Number:
50.211.240a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 533
Porcelain vases of this size were technically difficult to produce, often suffering damage during the firing process; this example reflects a notable achievement for the young Meissen factory (established 1710).
Inscription: Written in brown inside the unglazed rim of the cover: 409

Marking: Incised and colored black on underside: AR
Prince of Liechtenstein ; [ Blumka Gallery , New York, before 1950; sold to Wilson ] ; R. Thornton Wilson (until 1950; to MMA)