Pot with dog, Coloured, without gold, Limited Masterpieces

Pot with dog, Coloured, without gold, Limited Masterpieces

The flourishing of maritime trade in the 18th century also stoked the popularity of tea-drinking in Western Europe, be it in Britain, France or Germany. The beverage is traditionally served from bulbous pots - to particularly stylish effect in finest porcelain - to bring out its full aroma. The final quarter of the 18th century saw classicist vessel shapes come into fashion whose severe formal idiom was often toned down by means of moulded ornamentation involving mythological figures, floral scrolls or symbols of friendship and affection. The artist Michel Victor Acier (1736-1799) produced a particularly charming example of this with his little dog on the cover of a teapot dated 1780. From 1764 onwards, the Frenchman, who had studied Sculpture at the Académie Royale in Paris, tapped the fashion of the day in his home country to set new trends at MEISSEN®. Present-day artists at the Manufactory faced a huge challenge due to the decorative source material for his original pot no longer being available. The clean-line styling is brought out by stripes in royal blue, a colour that was only perfected in such intensity at MEISSEN® a short while before the shape, and choice gold. The stripes all converge at the top of the ball, thus drawing attention to the little dog - symbol of a loyal friend cum popular figure with the aid of which this rare collector's item will conquer people's hearts in no time.

SKU: 900184-55587-1
Weight: 415 g
Limited to 25 pieces.

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