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An image of Fisherfolk by Zurich Porcelain Manufactory

Zurich Porcelain Manufactory

(Switzerland 1763 – 1791)

Title
Fisherfolk
Year
circa 1773
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions

15.4 x 10.8 x 9.7 cm

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.200
Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

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.

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 113 (colour illus.). cat.no. 152