(Switzerland 1763 – 1791)
15.4 x 10.8 x 9.7 cm
The girl looks on dreamily as the boy removes a hook (with its porcelain line still attached) from the mouth of a trout. The group was probably modelled by Johann Jakob Wilhelm Spengler. This is the same man as the J Spängler who was taken on as a figure modeller at the Derby factory in 1790, but who turned out to be a troublesome employee, running up debts, absconding to London and ending up in prison.
Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 113 (colour illus.). cat.no. 152