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An image of Jodelet by Meissen
Alternate image of Jodelet by Meissen

Meissen

(Germany 1710 – )

Title
Jodelet
Year
circa 1748
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions

15.0 x 8.5 x 7.9 cm

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.68
Location
15th–19th c European art
Further information

The model is by Kändler and closely follows an engraving by J Le Blond of the comic actor Julien Bedeau in the role of Jodelet (the Mezzetin character in the French commedia dell’arte). From its number the model can be dated to the first half of 1748. As in the print, Jodelet raises a finger of one hand and holds a bag of coins in the other. The ‘K.H.C.’ mark indicates that the piece comes from the royal court pantry.

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 29 (colour illus.). cat.no. 32