c. 1725


Meissen Porcelain Factory



Overall: 4.4 x 7.7 cm (1 3/4 x 3 1/16 in.)

Gift of Rev. Alfred Duane Pell 1919.1022



About 1725, Herold introduced a new variant of his "chinoiserie" decoration, in which small, full-length figures were depicted against cloudless skies, represented by the now brilliantly white porcelain, within foliate borders of gilt and enamel. This configuration became the standard formula for Meissen figural decoration for the next twenty years, although European subjects came to be depicted with greater frequency toward the middle of the century.

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Decorative Arts
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