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Chocolate beaker and saucer

Factory:
Vienna
Factory director:
Du Paquier period (1718–1744)
Date:
ca. 1735
Culture:
Austrian, Vienna
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Diameter (Cup .295): 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm); Diameter (Saucer .296): 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
The Hans Syz Collection, Gift of Stephan B. Syz and John D. Syz, 1995
Accession Number:
1995.268.295, .296
Not on view
Naturalistic flower painting was outstanding at Du Paquier because of the careful use of different techniques to distinguish the textures of flowers, fruits, gourds, reptiles, and small mammals. Fruits such as peaches and grapes were often painted with dots of color, in the miniaturist style that was a specialty of the manufactory; the gnarled skin of melons and gourds was enhanced by fine lines in black ink.
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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