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Title

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

circa 1750

Artist

Meissen

Germany

1710 -

Alternate image of The delights of childhood (Les delices d'enfance), model by Meissen
Alternate image of The delights of childhood (Les delices d'enfance), model by Meissen
Alternate image of The delights of childhood (Les delices d'enfance), model by Meissen
  • 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
    Location
    15th–19th c European art
    Accession number
    L2012.69
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Meissen

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    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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