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An image of The delights of childhood (Les delices d'enfance), model by Meissen
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Meissen

(Germany 1710 – )

Title
The delights of childhood (Les delices d'enfance), model
Year
circa 1750
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions

15.5 x 10.5 x 7.0 cm

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.69
Location
15th–19th c European art
Further information

The group is based on a print of 1742 entitled ‘Les délices de l’enfance’ by J-J Balechou after François Boucher. A Chinese lady holds in her right hand a large kettle while with her left she pours a beverage into a cup held up by a Chinese boy. The print is one of a series which also provided further models for Meissen chinoiserie groups. The attribution of the model is uncertain, but it seems most probably to be by Reinicke.

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 11 (colour illus., detail), 29 (colour illus.). cat.no. 33