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Figure

  • Place of origin:

    Meissen (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1736 (made)
    ca. 1736 (modelled)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Eberlein, Johann Friedrich, born 1696 - died 1749 (modeller)
    Kändler, Johann Joachim, born 1706 - died 1775 (modeller)
    Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt, with ormolu mount

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:

    C.920-1919

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 23, shelf 4 []

Physical description

Figure of Tyrolean woman playing a hurdygurdy, of hard-paste porcelain. She is seated on a rock support, legs extending beyond base. Painted in enamel colours and gilt. Iron-red broad-brimmed hat, white apron, green and purple striped skirt, purple lustre bodice with gold lattice-pattern, red shoes. Mounted as a candlestick on Rococo ormolu base with metal branches painted green holding soft-paste flowers and two ormolu nozzles.

Place of Origin

Meissen (made)

Date

ca. 1736 (made)
ca. 1736 (modelled)

Artist/maker

Eberlein, Johann Friedrich, born 1696 - died 1749 (modeller)
Kändler, Johann Joachim, born 1706 - died 1775 (modeller)
Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt, with ormolu mount

Dimensions

Height: 11.7 cm figure

Descriptive line

Figure of Tyrolean woman playing a hurdygurdy, hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels and gilt, with ormolu mount, modelled by J. F. Eberlein and J. J. Kändler about 1736, made by Meissen porcelain factory, Germany, ca. 1736

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; Ormolu

Techniques

Painted; Gilt; Mounted

Subjects depicted

Women; Musical instruments

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain; Figures & Decorative ceramics

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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