Group

ca. 1760-65 (made), ca. 1758 (modelled)
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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Figure group of children playing at dressing the bride, of hard-paste porcelain. Nude child with a cloak seated on a rococo chair and holding a mirror; behind her a girl standing on a stool places a wreath of flowers on her head. A boy dressed as a gallant stands nearby. Rococo, flowered base. Painted with enamel colours and gilt, the costumes sea-green, yellow, white with coloured oriental flowers and puce glazed with blue; the boy wearing a waistcoat in puce lozenge diapering.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt
Brief Description
Figure group of children playing at dressing the bride, hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels and gilt, modelled about 1758, perhaps by J. J. Kändler, made by Meissen porcelain factory, Germany, ca. 1760-65
Physical Description
Figure group of children playing at dressing the bride, of hard-paste porcelain. Nude child with a cloak seated on a rococo chair and holding a mirror; behind her a girl standing on a stool places a wreath of flowers on her head. A boy dressed as a gallant stands nearby. Rococo, flowered base. Painted with enamel colours and gilt, the costumes sea-green, yellow, white with coloured oriental flowers and puce glazed with blue; the boy wearing a waistcoat in puce lozenge diapering.
Dimensions
  • Height: 155mm
  • Width: 128mm
  • Depth: 100mm
Marks and Inscriptions
Crossed swords (Factory mark in underglaze blue, under open base)
Credit line
Bequeathed by Miss Florence Augusta Beare in memory of Arthur Doveton Clarke
Object history
Modelled about 1758, perhaps by J. J. Kändler, after an engraving 'Jeu d'enfants' by B. Lépicié (1698-1755) after Charles Coypel (1694-1752). A photograph of the engraving is in the Departmental files; for an oil version of the composition, see Ricketts, H. Objects of Vertu, London: Barrie & Jenkins, 1971, p. 29.
Production
Attribution from the manuscript catalogue dates from about 1970 and was compiled by William Hutton of the Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio.
Subject depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Berling, K. Meissner Porzellan und seine Geschichte Leipzig, 1900, p. 197
Collection
Accession Number
C.984-1919

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