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  • Place of origin:

    Meissen (made)

  • Date:

    probably ca. 1762 (modelled)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by D. M. Currie

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Candlestick of hard-paste porcelain. In the form of a twisted flowering stem rising from a white rococo scrollwork base, picked out in gold on which stands the figure of a shepherdess in a pale green bodice and mauve dress. The holder rises out of a band of leaves and is edged with crimson and painted with flower sprigs.

Place of Origin

Meissen (made)


probably ca. 1762 (modelled)


Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilded

Marks and inscriptions

Crossed swords
Factory mark, in underglaze blue


Height: 15 cm

Descriptive line

Candlestick of hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilded, made by Meissen porcelain factory, Germany, probably modelled about 1762.

Production Note

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


Hard paste porcelain


Painted; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Shepherdesses; Leaves; Flowers; Scrollwork


Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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