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Toilet box

Boxes from Meissen toilet services do not survive in great numbers, and the decoration of the box is typical of Kakiemon-inspired painting on Meissen of the 1730s. The box relates in form and decoration to two boxes from the Sheafer Collection (see 1974.356.490a, b and 1974.356.491a, b).

Credit: Gift of Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 2008...

c. 1730
Hard-paste porcelain
8.0 x 2.0in
2008.543.17a, b
Image and text © Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2019

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