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    Kändler, Johann Joachim, born 1706 - died 1775
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  • Place of origin:

    Meissen (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1760-65 (made)
    ca. 1758 (modelled)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Miss Florence Augusta Beare in memory of Arthur Doveton Clarke

  • Museum number:

    C.984-1919

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 23, shelf 6

Physical description

Figure group of children playing at dressing the bride, of hard-paste porcelain. Nude child with a cloak seated on a rococo chair and holding a mirror; behind her a girl standing on a stool places a wreath of flowers on her head. A boy dressed as a gallant stands nearby. Rococo, flowered base. Painted with enamel colours and gilt, the costumes sea-green, yellow, white with coloured oriental flowers and puce glazed with blue; the boy wearing a waistcoat in puce lozenge diapering.

Place of Origin

Meissen (made)

Date

ca. 1760-65 (made)
ca. 1758 (modelled)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

Marks and inscriptions

Crossed swords
Factory mark in underglaze blue, under open base

Dimensions

Height: 155 mm, Width: 128 mm, Depth: 100 mm

Object history note

Modelled about 1758, perhaps by J. J. Kändler, after an engraving 'Jeu d'enfants' by B. Lépicié (1698-1755) after Charles Coypel (1694-1752). A photograph of the engraving is in the Departmental files; for an oil version of the composition, see Ricketts, H. Objects of Vertu, London: Barrie & Jenkins, 1971, p. 29.

Descriptive line

Figure group of children playing at dressing the bride, hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels and gilt, modelled about 1758, perhaps by J. J. Kändler, made by Meissen porcelain factory, Germany, ca. 1760-65

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Berling, K. Meissner Porzellan und seine Geschichte Leipzig, 1900, p. 197

Production Note

Attribution from the manuscript catalogue dates from about 1970 and was compiled by William Hutton of the Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio.

Materials

Hard paste porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Gilt

Subjects depicted

Children

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain; Figures & Decorative ceramics

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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