Meissen ‘Leopard Pelt’ Pot-Pourri Vase
Meissen ‘Leopard Pelt’ Pot-Pourri Vase
Meissen ‘Leopard Pelt’ Pot-Pourri Vase
Meissen ‘Leopard Pelt’ Pot-Pourri Vase
Meissen ‘Leopard Pelt’ Pot-Pourri Vase

MEISSEN PORCELAIN (worked from 1710)

Meissen ‘Leopard Pelt’ Pot-Pourri Vase

1780 to 1790 Germany Meissen

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A cobalt blue Meissen pot-pourri vase, with a pierced cover. Draped with a leopard pelt decoration, and marked with the Meissen crossed swords and star mark in underglaze-blue.

Meissen Porcelain: Meissen porcelain is the first European hard-paste porcelain that was developed by Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus in 1708. On 6th June 1710, the Meissen Porcelain Manufactory was set up at Albrechtsburg Castle in Meißen, and is still in business today as ‘Staatliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Meissen GmbH’. After his death, Johann Friedrich Böttger continued his work.

Meissen’s signature logo, a pair of crossed swords, was introduced in 1720 to protect its production. As in the marking on this perfumerie, an asterisk was added to the ‘crossed swords’, and dots, numerals and various other symbols have also been used although the form of the ‘crossed swords’ themselves have remained largely unaltered. The underglaze cobalt blue, with which the mark is made, was perfected at Meissen in 1720, becoming a forgery-proof system of marking. This mark of the ‘crossed swords’ is one of the oldest trademarks in existence and are still painted on by hand today. The symbol on the underside of this perfumerie dates it as having been made between 1744 and 1815.
Height 23.00 cm (9.06 inches)
Width 13.00 cm (5.12 inches)
Depth 13.00 cm (5.12 inches)
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Thomas Coulborn & Sons

Thomas Coulborn & Sons
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