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Title

The delights of childhood (Les delices d'enfance), model


Artist

Meissen

Germany

1710 -


About

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.


Details


Date

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


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, 11 (colour illus., detail), 29 (colour illus.). cat.no. 33