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An image of Drink seller by Zurich Porcelain Manufactory

Zurich Porcelain Manufactory

(Switzerland 1763 – 1791)

Title
Drink seller
Year
circa 1770
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions

9.7 x 4.2 x 4.6 cm

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.199
Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

A street vendor has on his back a large metal canister with a pipe which runs round to his front from which he can fill a glass. The figure probably belongs with the series of street vendors modelled by Joseph Nees at Zurich after his move from Ludwigsburg (compare L2012.197, L2012.196).

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 113 (colour illus.). cat.no. 151