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

    Meissen (made)

  • Date:

    1736-1740 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs O. J. Finney in memory of Oswald James Finney

  • Museum number:

    C.25-1984

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case P, shelf 3

Physical description

Figure of a dancing peasant of hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels and gilded. He stands on his right foot leaning against a stump, his right knee is raised, he holds a full tankard in his right hand and his hat brim in his left. He is wearing a black hat with a red ribbon, a yellow jacket with lavender trim, black and gold traces, white skirt, red trousers and yellow rosettes, white stockings, black shoes, red rosettes, the base and stump are embellished with leaves and flowers.

Place of Origin

Meissen (made)

Date

1736-1740 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels and gilded

Marks and inscriptions

'P'
Painted in ink

Dimensions

Height: 17 cm

Descriptive line

Figure of Dancing Peasant, hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels and gilded, modelled by J.J. Kändler, made by Meissen porcelain factory, Germany, 1736-1740.

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

Hackenbroch, Yvonne. Meissen and other continental porcelain, faience and enamel in the Irwin Untermyer collection. Cambridge, Published for the Metropolitan Museum of Art by Harvard University Press, 1956, Fig. 91, Pl. 44.
Rückert, R. Meissener Porzellan 1710-1810 München: Hirmer, 1966, Fig. 890, pp. 171, 217.

Materials

Hard paste porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Gilt

Subjects depicted

Tankard; Leaves; Peasants; Flowers

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain; Figures & Decorative ceramics

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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