Ensemble for chocolate, Vienna, Hard-paste porcelain, gold, glass, Austrian, Vienna

Ensemble for chocolate

Factory:
Vienna
Factory director:
Du Paquier period (1718–1744)
Date:
1735–40
Culture:
Austrian, Vienna
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain, gold, glass
Dimensions:
Tray (confirmed): 8 1/2 x 5 3/8 x 3/4 in. (21.6 x 13.7 x 1.9 cm);
Porcelain beaker (confirmed): 2 11/16 x 2 5/8 x 2 5/8 in. (6.8 x 6.7 x 6.7 cm);
Glass beaker with cover: 4 1/4in. (10.8cm);
Assembled height tray, beaker, cover (confirmed): 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1968
Accession Number:
68.141.282–.284
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 533
This ensemble shows the close collaboration between Du Paquier and Viennese goldsmiths. The painted decoration frames the gold mounts, and the classical heads on the gold trembleuse galleries are echoed in the beakers’ design. The central gold shell held a spoon, now missing. Sumptuous porcelain creations incorporating rare, precious materials were reported in the newspaper Wienerisches Diarium, but few survive.
Marking: Unmarked
[ S. J. Phillips Ltd. ; sold July 1, 1968, to Irwin Untermyer ] ; Irwin Untermyer (in 1968; to MMA)