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Figure - A London Dandy
  • A London Dandy
    Kändler, Johann Joachim, born 1706 - died 1775
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A London Dandy

  • Object:

    Figure

  • Place of origin:

    Meissen (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1754 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Kändler, Johann Joachim, born 1706 - died 1775 (modeller)
    Reinicke, Peter, born 1715 - died 1768 (modeller)
    Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mr Arthur Hurst

  • Museum number:

    C.124-1940

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case P, shelf 2

Physical description

Figure of a London dandy in hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded. He is standing, his right hand rests on a cane, and his left upheld slightly. He wears a long lilac coat with red cuffs, long wig, three-cornered hat with red feathers, gilt sword and black shoes. Rococo scrolled base picked out in gold.

Place of Origin

Meissen (made)

Date

ca. 1754 (made)

Artist/maker

Kändler, Johann Joachim, born 1706 - died 1775 (modeller)
Reinicke, Peter, born 1715 - died 1768 (modeller)
Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded

Marks and inscriptions

'6'
Incised

Crossed swords
In underglazed blue

Dimensions

Height: 14.6 cm

Object history note

From a series of 'Cries of London', after an engraving by Marvellus Laroon.

Descriptive line

Figure of a London dandy in hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded, modelled by Johann Joachim Kändler and Peter Reinicke, Meissen porcelain factory, Meissen, ca. 1754.

Materials

Hard paste porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Man; Scrolls

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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