Tulip vase from a garniture

Manufactory Vienna
Factory director Claudius Innocentius Du Paquier period Austrian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 533

This is one of four surviving vases from the most important garniture made by Du Paquier. All have cartouches surrounded by inscriptions that relate to the manufactory. This example is of particular interest as it appears to show Claudius Innocentius du Paquier, seated at a table, contemplating a selection of his porcelain. The Latin inscription translates, “No longer, China, shalt thou say thy arts are unknown / Behold thou shalt be conquered by the European spirit . . . Vienna.”

Tulip vase from a garniture, Vienna, Hard-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamel, gold, Austrian, Vienna

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