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An image of Male gardener, model by Meissen

Meissen

(Germany 1710 – )

Title
Male gardener, model
Year
circa 1743-1749
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions

19.9 x 13.2 x 10.9 cm

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.59
Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

The models are by Kändler. A version of the same model, in which the baskets have flat tops pierced for cut flowers, is listed in his work records for 1740–44. The figures are also known in a version with baskets of fruit and vegetables. These are said to be datable from the model number to 1748. Similar figures were also produced at both Saint-Cloud and Chelsea.

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 26 (colour illus.). cat.no. 24