The Frick Collection
Goya's Last Works
 
Special Exhibition: The Arnhold Collection of Meissen Porcelain
 
:: The Japanese Palace of Augustus the Strong: Royal Ambition and Collecting Traditions in Dresden

:: The Arnhold Collection: From Dresden to New York

:: The Royal Porcelain Manufactory of Saxony,
c. 1710–13: “Red Porcelain” Production


:: The Royal Porcelain Manufactory of Saxony,
c. 1713–50: The New Medium, Court Culture, and European Tastes


:: The Royal Porcelain Manufactory of Saxony,
c. 1720-50: Chinoiserie Style, the Marchands- Merciers, and the Independent Decorators


The Arnhold Collection of Meissen Porcelain, 1710–50
March 25, 2008, through June 29, 2008

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  Teapot, Meissen porcelain, c. 1725? 30, decoration attributed to Ignaz Preissler, c. 1725?30; 2001.468. Photo: Maggie Nimkin
 

Teapot, Meissen porcelain, c. 1725– 30, decoration attributed to Ignaz Preissler, c. 1725–30; 2001.468. Photo: Maggie Nimkin

Many Meissen wares were acquired as blanks by independent artists, known today as Hausmaler (house painters), who, working outside the factory, painted and gilded them for the market. The Arnhold Collection is particularly rich in examples of works by these independent artists, many of whom have distinct styles and are known by name. The Teapot, with its accomplished decoration of a continuous seascape with large ships and a foreground bordered with trees, is painted in a distinct palette of iron red and black that is the hallmark of the independent painter Ignaz Preissler (1676–1741). Master of a technique known as schwartzlot, Preissler was commissioned to paint wares by wealthy clients in Bohemia and Silesia. The technique consisted of applying a thin, translucent area of black or iron red paint on the surface of the porcelain, then scratching the design through it with a needle before firing, achieving a highly refined image.

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The Arnhold Collection of Meissen Porcelain, 1710–50, was organized for The Frick Collection by Director Anne L. Poulet and Maureen Cassidy-Geiger, guest curator of the exhibition. It is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, published by The Frick Collection in association with D Giles Unlimited, London, available in mid-April in the Museum Shop and online at shopfrick.org.

The exhibition is made possible, in part, by the generous support of the Arnhold Foundation.

 

 

The Arnhold Collection of Meissen Porcelain, 1710-50 Teapot, Meissen porcelain, c. 1725– 30, decoration attributed to Ignaz Preissler, c. 1725–30; 2001.468, photo: Maggie Nimkin Teapot and Cover, Meissen porcelain; c. 1725-30; h: 15.2 cm, without cover, to tip of handle h: 13.7 cm; The Arnhold Collection; photo: Maggie Nimkin Stand, Meissen porcelain, c. 1730, 2001.435, photo: Maggie NimkinCoffee Pot with Cover, Meissen stoneware, c. 1710–13, engraving executed in Dresden or Bohemia, 2001.449 (photo: Maggie Nimkin)