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Tankard

Photo: Paul Macapia

Tankard

ca. 1720

Auffenwerth family workshop

Augsburg, ca. 1730-40

This distinctive style of gilt chinoiseries, using the materials and techniques of metalwork, was a specialty of Augsburg, Germany, a city long known for its outstanding goldsmiths and engravers. During the 1720s, there was an active exchange between the cities: chinoiserie engravings from Augsburg were used at the factory, and Meissen porcelain was sent to Augsburg for decoration.
Böttger porcelain
9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm), height
4 7/16 in. (11.27 cm), diameter
Gift of Martha and Henry Isaacson
69.192
Provenance: Collection of Mr and Mrs Henry and Martha Isaacson, unknown purchase date until December 1969; gift from Mr and Mrs Henry and Martha Isaacson to Seattle Art Museum, Washington, 1969
Photo: Paul Macapia
location
Now on view at the Seattle Art Museum

Media

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SAM's Porcelain Room

Resources

Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, "Porcelain Stories: From China to Europe", February 17, 2000-May 7, 2000 (2/17/2000 - 5/7/2000)
Published ReferencesEmerson, Julie, Jennifer Chen, & Mimi Gardner Gates, "Porcelain Stories, From China to Europe", Seattle Art Museum, 2000, pg. 200

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