Peasant Woman

Peasant Woman

1740-1750

Meissen Porcelain Factory

(German)

manufacturer

Johann Joachim Kändler

(German, 1706-1768)

modeled by

and/or Peter Reinicke

(German, 1715-1768)

modeled by

Porcelain with enamel decoration

Overall: 17.2 x 10.1 x 6.8 cm (6 3/4 x 4 x 2 11/16 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 2001.93

Description

The official Saxon porcelain factory at Meissen not only introduced the manufacture of true, hard-paste porcelain to Europe but also popularized the creation of small porcelain sculptures to be used primarily as dining table decorations. Realistic subjects based on contemporary life were introduced in the 1740s. J. J. Kaendler was the most famous of several modelers who worked at the Meissen factory.

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