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An entertaining scene

 

Sir William Holburne may not have known quite what he was buying when he acquired this object.  The Museum's information card says:

 

"It is likely that Sir William Holburne bought it fully assembled so never knew of the inscription inside or its intended use... The lively scenes were probably painted by renowned Meissen decorator Johann George Heintze. One derives from Jean-Antoine Watteau's, La Surprise (c. 1718); the other may come from La Fontaine's fables."

 

Guesses as to what it might be - answer tomorrow - Bath residents barred from the competition :-) 

An entertaining scene

 

Sir William Holburne may not have known quite what he was buying when he acquired this object.  The Museum's information card says:

 

"It is likely that Sir William Holburne bought it fully assembled so never knew of the inscription inside or its intended use... The lively scenes were probably painted by renowned Meissen decorator Johann George Heintze. One derives from Jean-Antoine Watteau's, La Surprise (c. 1718); the other may come from La Fontaine's fables."

 

Guesses as to what it might be - answer tomorrow - Bath residents barred from the competition :-) 

comments (6)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 Feb 2020, 04:47
I would be delighted to have in my living room, Tom.
Tom Wilson: Yes, it's a fine piece.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 6 Feb 2020, 05:46
Nothing changes

Snigger..
Tom Wilson: It's said to make the world go round smile
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 6 Feb 2020, 07:46
I do not know so could guess it’s a gravy boat.
Tom Wilson: A reasonable guess, given what one can see, but, sadly, rather wide of the mark smile
Is it the sort of large vessel Maureen might think about putting a plant in smile
Tom Wilson: It could certainly be used that way - but it wasn't intended for that.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Feb 2020, 20:00
No idea what it could be used for. A flower for holder maybe?
Tom Wilson: I'm sure they would look wonderful smile
It could be Jacob Rees Mogg's potty
Tom Wilson: Surely that would be gold-plated! You were certainly the closest, Bill!

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