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An image of Capitano, model by Meissen
Alternate image of Capitano, model by Meissen Alternate image of Capitano, model by Meissen Alternate image of Capitano, model by Meissen
Alternate image of Capitano, model by Meissen Alternate image of Capitano, model by Meissen

Meissen

(Germany 1710 – )

Title
Capitano, model
Year
1744
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions

13.8 x 5.9 x 5.5 cm

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.61
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, 27 (colour illus.). cat.no. 25