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- Date of production ca. 1760
- Place of creation Meissen, Saxony
- Dimensions height: 10 cm, width: 6.4 cm
- ID no. ZKWawel 5169
- Availability Saxon Hall
- Acquired date donated in 1966
- Object copyright Wawel Royal Castle – State Art Collection
- Digital images copyright public domain
- Digitalisation RDW MIC, Małopolska's Virtual Museums Plus project
Along with the growing popularisation of overseas beverages such as coffee, tea and chocolate, European manufactories also designed vessels used to hold them. At the beginning, they were modelled on familiar Chinese or Japanese forms, but then, gradually, the models took on new shapes unknown to the East.more
A four-sided container with rounded angles, covered by a round lid topped with a flower bud. The main body and the lid are decorated with relief ornamentation of the Neubrandenstein style. A painted decoration resembling Jean-Antoine Watteau's paintings presents figures in Rococo costumes among flowery pergolas. The ornament is decorated with small flowery branches.
Along with the growing popularisation of overseas beverages such as coffee, tea and chocolate, European manufactories also designed vessels used to hold them. At the beginning, they were modelled on familiar Chinese or Japanese forms, but then, gradually, the models took on new shapes unknown to the East. Cups were fitted with handles; tall and slim pots were created, as well as containers of forms similar to previous silver vessels. French Rococo painting motifs were often used in the Meissen decorative painting of the 1750s. The first set with this type of decoration called “the Green Watteau” was a toiletry set given by Augustus III to his daughter Maria Amalia of Saxony, the Queen consort of Naples and Sicily. This set was sent from Dresden to Naples in November 1747.
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