Scent bottle depicting "Asian landscape with tea house", H 25 cm
Scent bottle depicting "Asian landscape with tea house", H 25 cm
  • Scent bottle depicting "Asian landscape with tea house", H 25 cm
  • Scent bottle depicting "Asian landscape with tea house", H 25 cm

Scent bottle depicting "Asian landscape with tea house", H 25 cm

A small tea house by a rock, around which flowers and branches trail, has been most finely pencilled onto this porcelain scent bottle. The asymmetrically arranged oriental decoration elegantly encompasses the vessel's sober styling, looking decidedly modern as it does so. In actual fact, though, indianisch flower painting and chinoiseries date back to the earliest years at MEISSEN®. Along with Johann Gregorius Höroldt (1696-1775) and Adam Friedrich von Löwenfinck (1714-1754), Johann Ehrenfried Stadler (1701-1741) was one of those legendary porcelain painters at the Manufactory who could not resist the lure of worlds far-distant. Their seminal motifs have shaped many generations of artists at MEISSEN® and have lost none of their appeal even today. Indeed, Stadler was the source for the particularly finely pencilled composition involved here. Not only does the vessel's shape cause the painter great problems, the painting technique, too, constitutes a major artistic challenge. Several successive layers of copper are applied, though all the painter sees at the time are lustreless shades of grey. Only once they have undergone enamel firing do the paints acquire the luminescence and brilliance that make this scent bottle a gem encapsulating over 300 years of unique Meissen porcelain art.

SKU: 576484-51059-1
Weight: 285 g
Limited to 25 pieces.

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