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Figure - Ganymede with the Eagle
  • Ganymede with the Eagle
    Jüchtzer, Christian Gotfried, born 1752 - died 1812
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Ganymede with the Eagle

  • Object:

    Figure

  • Place of origin:

    Meissen (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1790 (made)
    ca. 1790 (modelled)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Jüchtzer, Christian Gotfried, born 1752 - died 1812 (modeller)
    Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste biscuit porcelain

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Herbert Allen (Maude Louise Allen)

  • Museum number:

    C.68-1922

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Figure of Ganymede with the Eagle, of hard-paste biscuit porcelain. Standing and holding up a small bird; supported by the eagle standing on the base and looking up. Flat square base.

Place of Origin

Meissen (made)

Date

ca. 1790 (made)
ca. 1790 (modelled)

Artist/maker

Jüchtzer, Christian Gotfried, born 1752 - died 1812 (modeller)
Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste biscuit porcelain

Marks and inscriptions

Crossed swords with a star
Factory mark, in blue

Dimensions

Height: 19.6 cm

Object history note

Probably modelled about 1790 by C. G. Jüchtzer, after an antique marble in the Uffizi Gallery Florence.

Descriptive line

Figure of Ganymede with the Eagle, hard-paste biscuit porcelain, probably modelled by C. G. Jüchtzer, about 1790, made by Meissen porcelain factory, Germany, ca. 1790

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

Subjects depicted

Eagles (birds)

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain; Figures & Decorative ceramics; Gender and Sexuality

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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