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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1928.127.B
People
Manufactured by Meissen Porcelain Manufactory, German (founded 1710)
Title
Cup
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
1774-1814
Places
Creation Place: Europe, Germany, Meissen
Culture
German
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/231822
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Hard-paste porcelain with polychrome enamels
Dimensions
4.8 × 9.8 × 7.9 cm (1 7/8 × 3 7/8 × 3 1/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • manufacturer's mark: [bottom]: decorated with underglaze blue crossed swords, with asterik painted beneath, of the Meissen porcelain manufactory
  • maker's mark: [bottom]: incised 2, thrower's/modeler's mark
Provenance
Mrs. Edward P. Bliss, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1928
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mrs. Edward P. Bliss
Accession Year
1928
Object Number
1928.127.B
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Painted design of purple, blue, yellow and orange flowers. Stamped into bottom: 2. Mark of crossed swords with asterisk beneath painted in blue on bottom, indicating Dresden porcelain of the Marcolini period, 1774-1814. Purple flower painted inside bottom. Footed. Plain loop handle.
Publication History

William Chaffers, Marks & Monograms on European and Oriental Pottery and Porcelain, Borden Publishing Company (Los Angeles, CA, 1946), p. 480

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