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Identification and Creation
Object Number
BR59.136
People
Manufactured by Meissen Porcelain Manufactory, German (founded 1710)
Designed by Johann Joachim Kändler, German (Fischbach 1706-1775 Meissen)
Formed by Johann Elias Grun
Formed by Johann Martin Kittel, German (Pirna-Rosenthal 1706 - 1762 Meissen)
Title
Plate from "Swan Service"
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Schwanenservice, Runde Schüssel, Nr. 2
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
1738
Places
Creation Place: Europe, Germany, Meissen
Culture
German
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/299865
Location
Level 1, Room 1510, Modern and Contemporary Art, Disrupt the View: Arlene Shechet at the Harvard Art Museums
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Hard-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels and gold
Technique
Mold-made
Dimensions
30.1 cm (11 7/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • manufacturer's mark: bottom, underglaze blue: [crossed swords] [mark of Meisse Manufactory]
Provenance
Made for Count Heinrich von Brühl, 1738, by descent; to Count Johann Szembek, sold [through Sotheby's, January 1957, lot 1454]; to Ilse Marthe Bischoff, gift; to Busch-Reisinger Museum, 1959
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Ilse Bischoff
Accession Year
1959
Object Number
BR59.136
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

James Cuno, Alvin L. Clark, Jr., Ivan Gaskell, and William W. Robinson, Harvard's Art Museums: 100 Years of Collecting, ed. James Cuno, Harvard University Art Museums and Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (Cambridge, MA, 1996), pp. 330-331, repr. color

Masterpieces of world art : Fogg Art Museum, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 1997

Peter Nisbet and Joseph Koerner, The Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, ed. Peter Nisbet, Harvard University Art Museums and Scala Publishers Ltd. (Cambridge, MA and London, England, 2007), p. 216

Exhibition History

Eighteenth Century European Ceramics, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/02/2005 - 06/09/2008

Disrupt the View: Arlene Shechet at the Harvard Art Museums, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 07/01/2022 - 07/06/2025

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