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Beaker with "Hausmaler" Decor Beaker, 1725–1730

This is a beaker. It was manufactured by Meissen Porcelain Manufactory. It is dated 1725–1730 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is hard paste porcelain, gold. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was bequest of Erskine Hewitt. It is credited Bequest of Erskine Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 8 × 7.8 cm (3 1/8 × 3 1/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Underside: [1] original marks appear to have been removed

It is signed


It is inscribed


Cite this object as

Beaker with "Hausmaler" Decor Beaker, 1725–1730; Manufactured by Meissen Porcelain Manufactory (Germany); hard paste porcelain, gold; H x diam.: 8 × 7.8 cm (3 1/8 × 3 1/16 in.); Bequest of Erskine Hewitt; 1938-57-638

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