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Cup and saucer

Factory:
Imperial Porcelain Manufactory (Vienna, 1744–1864)
Date:
ca. 1765 (?)
Culture:
Austrian, Vienna
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Height (Cup): 2 3/4 in. (7 cm);
Diameter (Saucer): 5 5/16 in. (13.5 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
The Hans Syz Collection, Gift of Stephan B. Syz and John D. Syz, 1995
Accession Number:
1995.268.247, .248
Not on view
The gift of the Hans Syz Collection in 1995 endowed the Museum with nearly three hundred examples of European and Asian ceramics meticulously acquired by Swiss-born collector Dr. Syz (1894–1991) to chart the migration of models and patterns from East to West. Documenting a continuous process of influence and adaptation, these pieces provide a discriminating review of the nuances of stylistic change resulting from three centuries of trade.
Marking: [1] Shield (in underglaze blue, on bottom of cup and saucer)
[2] 3. (in underglaze blue, on cup)
[3] 6. (in underglaze blue, on saucer)
[4] 5 (impressed, on cup)
Hans Syz (until d. 1991; to his sons, John and Stephan) ; by descent, John D. Syz ; and Stephan B. Syz (1991–95; to MMA)
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