Four-sided bottle

Manufactory Meissen Manufactory German
Factory director Böttger Period
Modeler Johan Jakob Irminger German

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 201

The bottle dates from the earliest production of porcelain at Meissen, and is known as Böttger porcelain after its inventor, Johann Friedrich Böttger (1682–1719). Here, a Japanese sake bottle has been transformed by the incorporation of Baroque motifs and a more prominent, stepped foot. It was probably modeled by the Saxon court goldsmith, Johann Jacob Irminger (1635–1724).

Four-sided bottle, Meissen Manufactory (German, 1710–present), Hard-paste porcelain with molded decoration, German, Meissen

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