Meissen Porcelain Kakiemon decorated demitasse cup & saucer

Meissen Porcelain Kakiemon decorated demitasse cup & saucer

Code: OWA2049

£245.00 Approx $305.11, €285.88
 

Stock Number: – OWA2049

Date: - Circa 1924 - 1934

Materials: – Since the beginings of Meissen porcelain which can be dated back to experiments in 1708. The quality and production of Meissen porcelain has its beginnings in the manufactory’s own mine near the city of Meissen, where the purest kaolin is sourced day after day. This white clay is the key to the striking radiance of Meissen porcelain. The precise blending of kaolin with native feldspar and quartz has been refined in Meissen over the past 300 years and is still completed by hand to this day.

Country of Origin: – Germany

Description: – A very fine Meissen porcelain demitasse cup & saucer exquisitely decorated with a delightful oriental inspired design in polychrome enamels. The cross swords have two cancellation marks (read below about the meaning of these). 

Size & Weight: – The cup is 5cm tall & 6.5cm across the rim, the saucer is 10.5cm across. The whole weighs 150g

Condition: – The porcelain is in excellent condition without any chips, cracks or restoration. The gilding is also in very good order no rubs.

Photography: Please look at the images as they show a true status of this delightful demitasse. There are some light reflections seen following the photography and are not discolourations to the glaze.

History & Marks: The porcelain is marked with the standard Meissen crossed swords and has a The Pfeiffer Period 'dot' between the swords. Max Pfeiffer was an innovative person who was a director of Meissen from 1913 and took over as general manager of the company. After WW1 he reinvigorated the business, motivated staff, modernized buildings, and equipment . He stayed in this position until 1933.

The history and meaning of the cancelletion mark discussed in regards to this demitasse.  In July 1852 Meissen porcelain gave quality markings to its porcelain products. On good - medium wares the swords remained as they were with no other marks made to them. What was considered to be below normal expectations to the body or glaze during the firing etc, a double incised line was cut directly into the cross swords. This did not mean it was not used or decorated, in most cases a standard pattern was used and retailed.   

Declaration: This demitasse is original Meissen porcelain from the time period described, the porcelain has two cancellation marks to both the cup and saucer.. 

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