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Title

Fisherfolk

circa 1773


Artist

Zurich Porcelain Manufactory

Switzerland

1763 - 1791


About

The girl looks on dreamily as the boy removes a hook (with its porcelain line still attached) from the mouth of a trout. The group was probably modelled by Johann Jakob Wilhelm Spengler. This is the same man as the J Spängler who was taken on as a figure modeller at the Derby factory in 1790, but who turned out to be a troublesome employee, running up debts, absconding to London and ending up in prison.


Details


Date

circa 1773


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

hard-paste porcelain


Dimensions

15.4 x 10.8 x 9.7 cm


Credit

On loan from Kenneth Reed


Accession number

L2012.200


Artist information

Zurich Porcelain Manufactory

Works in the collection

2


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 113 (colour illus.). cat.no. 152