Manufactured by Meissen / Pilgrim Bottle with Cover / 18th century (ca. 1710-15)Manufactured by Meissen
Pilgrim Bottle with Cover
18th century (ca. 1710-15)

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Creator Name: Meissen Porcelain Manufactory
Creator Role: factory
Creator Name-CRT: Manufactured by Meissen
Creator Name: Böttger, Johann Friedrich
Creator Role: Factory administrator
Creator Dates/Places: 1713-20
Creator Name-CRT: Factory administrator: Böttger Period
Creator Name: Irminger, Johan Jakob
Creator Role: After a model by
Creator Dates/Places: 1635-1724, active 1682-1719
Creator Name-CRT: After a model by Johan Jakob Irminger
Creator Name: Schnell, Martin
Creator Role: Decoration
Creator Dates/Places: ca. 1685-ca. 1740
Creator Name-CRT: Decoration in the style of Martin Schnell
Title: Pilgrim Bottle with Cover
Title Type: Object name
View: Alternate View
Creation Start Date: 1710
Creation End Date: 1715
Creation Date: 18th century (ca. 1710-15)
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Ceramics-Pottery
Materials and Techniques: Stoneware
Dimensions: H. 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 43.100.38ab
Credit Line: Gift of R. Thornton Wilson, in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson, 1943

This little flask has the form of the traditional pilgrim bottle and was modeled by the Dresden court silversmith Johann Jakob Irminger (1635-1724), who was appointed artistic director of the Meissen factory in 1712. The material is the fine red stoneware first produced at Meissen. The flask's Baroque European shape contrasts with its decoration, which imitates Japanese lacquer.

AMICA ID: MMA_.43.100.38ab
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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