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An image of Girl crying over spilt milk, model by Höchst
Alternate image of Girl crying over spilt milk, model by Höchst

Höchst

(Germany 1750 – 1796)

Title
Girl crying over spilt milk, model
Year
circa 1770-1775
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions

11.9 x 6.2 x 4.8 cm

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.139
Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

Modelled by Melchior. The emotive subject shows a French sensibility typical in Melchior’s work from the 1770s. The figure had a pair showing a boy with broken eggs, a signed biscuit version of which bears the date 1771.

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 80 (colour illus.), 81 (colour illus., detail). cat.no. 95