Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Slop bowl

Factory director:
Du Paquier period (1718–1744)
ca. 1735
Austrian, Vienna
Hard-paste porcelain
3 1/8 × 7 3/4 in. (7.9 × 19.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of R. Thornton Wilson, in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson, 1951
Accession Number:
Not on view
The tour-de-force painting of a continuous landscape on this bowl shows the level of quality that Schwarzlot porcelain was capable of reaching at Du Paquier. The name of the artist is unknown, but his hand is evident on other pieces painted with similar Dutch or Italian views. Monochrome landscapes, whether painted in black, purple, or red, appear to have been popular at the manufactory in the 1730s.
Marking: Unmarked
Aurel von Dobay ; [ Art market , New York, before 1951; sold for $45 to Mr. Wilson ] ; R. Thornton Wilson (until 1951; to MMA)
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