Pilgrim Bottle

Meissen Porcelain Factory (German, est. c. 1710)c. 1715

The Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland, United States

About 1708, as a by-product of his efforts to produce porcelain, Böttger developed a fine red stoneware, so hard that it could be polished on a lapidary's wheel--as was the body of this small bottle. Red stoneware was part of the usual production of the Meissen factory during its first decade.

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  • Title: Pilgrim Bottle
  • Creator: Meissen Porcelain Factory (German, est. c. 1710)
  • Date Created: c. 1715
  • Physical Dimensions: Overall: 15.9 x 9.6 cm (6 1/4 x 3 3/4 in.)
  • Provenance: (Rosenberg and Stiebel, Inc., New York).
  • Type: Ceramic
  • Rights: CC0
  • External Link: https://clevelandart.org/art/1951.451
  • Medium: polished red stoneware, silver-gilt mounts
  • Department: Decorative Art and Design
  • Culture: Germany, Meissen, 18th century
  • Credit Line: Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
  • Collection: Decorative Arts
  • Accession Number: 1951.451

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