Small tureen and stand, Vienna, Hard-paste porcelain, Austrian, Vienna

Small tureen and stand

Factory director:
Du Paquier period (1718–1744)
Johann Karl Wendelin Anreiter von Zirnfeld (1702–1747, active 1724/5–46/7)
ca. 1730–35
Austrian, Vienna
Hard-paste porcelain
Cup with cover (.85ab): H. 3-7/16 in. (8.7 cm.); W. 4-11/16 in. (11.9 cm.)
Saucer (.86): H. 1-1/8 in. (2.9 cm.); Diam. 6-1/16 in. (15.4 cm.)
Credit Line:
Gift of R. Thornton Wilson, in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson, 1954
Accession Number:
54.147.85a, b, .86
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 533
Only a handful of Du Paquier artists can be identified from the few signed pieces, even though the hands of many can be distinguished and the names of others are known from church records. This cup is signed Carl Wendelin Anreiter vz: in Wien: feci. and bears the family coat of arms. Anreiter (1702–1747) worked at Du Paquier before leaving to help establish the Doccia factory near Florence in 1737.
Signature: [1] (on one side of cup and on saucer) A.M.A A:VZ:W.
[2] (in iron-red on inside wall of foot ring) J: Carl Wendelin Anreiter VZ: in Wien: feci :

Inscription: (on cover) Unidentified cipher or monogram
Heinrich Rothberger , Vienna (by 1907–November 1938; seized by the Nazi mayor of Vienna; 1938/39, put in the inventory of the seized Viennese collections ["Zentraldepotkartei"] as Nr. 11 of the Heinrich Rothberger collection; October 12, 1940, bought by Staatliche Kunstgewerbemuseum Wien [today MAK] from Heinrich Rothberger via his lawyer Dr. Camillo Limpens and put in its inventory as H.I. 29.410, Ke 7745); Staatliche Kunstgewerbemuseum, Vienna (1940–October 29, 1947; restituted to Heinrich Rothberger, who probably sent it to Glüeckselig & Son, New York); [ reputedly Max Glüeckselig , New York, after 1947; sold to Wilson ] ; R. Thornton Wilson (until 1954; to MMA)