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Blackamoor with a Sugar Box Sugar Box

This is a sugar box. It was modeled by Johann Joachim Kändler and manufactured by Meissen Porcelain Manufactory. It is dated ca. 1740 and we acquired it in 1960. Its medium is hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Estate of James Hazen Hyde. It is credited Gift of the Estate of James Hazen Hyde.

Its dimensions are

(a: figure): 17 x 8.5 x 11.1 cm (6 11/16 x 3 3/8 x 4 3/8 in.) (b: cover): 2.8 x 7.4 x 9.2 cm (1 1/8 x 2 15/16 x 3 5/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Underside: [1] double crossed swords, painted in underglaze blue (Meissen Porcelain Manufactory mark) [2] "WAG / AFR.1980.55", written in pencil on rectangular label [3] "101 b[...]", written in black crayon [4] "-34", written in black crayon

It is signed

Unsigned

It is inscribed

Uninscribed

Cite this object as

Blackamoor with a Sugar Box Sugar Box; Manufactured by Meissen Porcelain Manufactory (Germany); Germany; hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel; (a: figure): 17 x 8.5 x 11.1 cm (6 11/16 x 3 3/8 x 4 3/8 in.) (b: cover): 2.8 x 7.4 x 9.2 cm (1 1/8 x 2 15/16 x 3 5/8 in.); Gift of the Estate of James Hazen Hyde; 1960-1-34-a,b

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