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Figure

  • Place of origin:

    Meissen (made)

  • Date:

    1739-1740 (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.17-1984

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Figure of a musician with a stringed instrument of hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels and gilded. Standing figure in a grey cloak with gilded patterned and pink lining. He wears a yellow hat with lavender brim, a black ribbon in his hair, white ruff, green jacket with gilding and purple rosettes, red trousers and black shoes with yellow rosettes. Undecorated pad base.

Place of Origin

Meissen (made)

Date

1739-1740 (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

'DF20 No...' (indistinct)
Inscribed in ink on paper label

Dimensions

Height: 17 cm, Width: 10.7 cm cloak to instrument

Descriptive line

Figure of musician with a stringed instrument of hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels and gilded, modelled by J.J. Kändler, made by Meissen porcelain factory, Germany, 1739-1740.

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. 68, Pl. 40.
Jansen, Reinhard, ed. Commedia Dell'Arte, Fest der Komödianten, Keramische Kostbarkeiten aus den Museen der Welt Stuttgart: Arnoldsche, 2001, Cat. 21.

Materials

Hard paste porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Commedia dell'arte; Musical instruments; Musicians

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain; Figures & Decorative ceramics

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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