Dimensions: ***A) Ht 3 1/8" x 4" B) 1 1/8" x 6 5/16"
Ht 5/8" (1.5) Di 2 1/2" (6.4)
Marks: TPM in underglaze blue
Classification: Decorative Arts, Ceramics
Credit Line: Gift of Ann and Henry Brunnier. In the Ann and Henry Brunnier Collection, Brunnier Art Museum, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Charlottenburg near Berlin hard paste established in 1 760 by M Pressel the mark stamped in colours up to 1830 It now belongs to the Government and both are directed by M Kolbe Ordinary porcelain is made but of fine quality for domestic use which is called Gesund lieitsgeschirr or hygiocdrame it was intended to serve as a substitute for the pottery with a lead glaze which was considered injurious from the poisonous nature of the ingredients Charlottenberg was formerly only a small village called Lutzemberg on the Spree about two miles from Berlin The consort of Frederick I being pleased with its situation began to build here and after her death the works were continued by His Majesty who named the place Charlottenberg in memory of its having been the favourite retreat of his Queen Sophia Charlotte In this palace one of the most considerable structures in Germany is a closet furnished with the choicest porcelain and a tea table and equipage of solid gold Royal Magazine 1759