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Title

Persian lady


Artist

Meissen

Germany

1710 -


About

This figure, together with two others in the Reed Collection (L2012.65 and L2012.67), were adapted from prints in the ‘Recueil de cent estampes représentant différentes nations du Lévant (Collection of 100 prints representing different eastern nations)’ published in 1714 –15 by Charles de Ferriol, French ambassador to the Ottoman court. In Ferriol’s Recueil the Persian lady is paired with a Persian gentleman in a turban. Both prints served as sources for Meissen figures. Ferriol’s text laments the custom by which beautiful Persian women cover their hair with a shawl tied under the chin.


Details


Date

circa 1745-1750


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

hard-paste porcelain


Dimensions

21.3 x 10.2 x 8.4 cm


Credit

On loan from Kenneth Reed


Accession number

L2012.66


Artist information

Meissen

Works in the collection

38


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 28 (colour illus.). cat.no. 30