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Pilgrim Bottle

Pilgrim Bottle

c. 1715

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Meissen Porcelain Factory

(German)

manufacturer

Polished red stoneware, silver-gilt mounts

Overall: 15.9 x 9.6 cm (6 1/4 x 3 3/4 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1951.451

Description

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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