Jan 29, 2008
Jan 29, 2008

The Lovers

The Lovers

c. 1740


Meissen Porcelain Factory

(German, est. c. 1710)

modeled by

Johann Friedrich Eberlein

(German, 1696–1749)

Porcelain with enamel decoration

Overall: 15.3 x 15.3 cm (6 x 6 in.)

Gift of Judge Irwin Untermyer 1950.79


Though closely related to the style of modeling developed at Meissen by Kaendler, this group was executed by his chief assistant, Eberlein. The intense colors of the figural decorations are characteristic of Meissen production before about 1750.

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