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