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Group - The Young Bride
  • The Young Bride
    Acier, Michel Victor, born 1736 - died 1799
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The Young Bride

  • Object:

    Group

  • Place of origin:

    Meissen (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1774-1775 (made)
    1774-1775 (modelled)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Acier, Michel Victor, born 1736 - died 1799 (modeller)
    Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr William King

  • Museum number:

    C.17-1936

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Figure group of 'The Young Bride', of hard-paste porcelain. Two young women with a pedestal carrying an urn. Doves, Cupid's bow and quiver, an opened letter. Fluted base. Painted in enamel colours, including much pink and pale green and two colours of gold.

Place of Origin

Meissen (made)

Date

ca. 1774-1775 (made)
1774-1775 (modelled)

Artist/maker

Acier, Michel Victor, born 1736 - died 1799 (modeller)
Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

Marks and inscriptions

Crossed swords with a star
Factory mark, in blue

Two lines
In blue

'2'
In crimson

Dimensions

Height: 24 cm

Descriptive line

Figure group of 'The Young Bride', hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels and gilt, modelled by M. V. Acier, 1774-75, made by Meissen porcelain factory, Germany, ca. 1774-75

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

Doves; Quivers; Brides; Bows (weapons)

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain; Figures & Decorative ceramics

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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