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Dish from the Swan Service

A work made of hard-paste porcelain, polychrome enamels, and gilding.
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  • A work made of hard-paste porcelain, polychrome enamels, and gilding.

Date:

1738

Artist:

Meissen Porcelain Manufactory
German, founded 1710
Modeled by Johann J. Kändler (German, 1706-1775) and J. F. Eberlein (German, active 1735-49)

About this artwork

This plate was a part of an elaborate 2,200-piece dinner service that was acclaimed as the largest porcelain service produced in the 18th century. It was commissioned by the director of the Meissen Manufactory, Count Heinrich von Brühl, in 1736 and took four years to complete. Almost all the pieces are painted with the arms of count Brühl and his wife Maria Anna Franziska, whom he married in 1734.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Applied Arts of Europe

Artist

Meissen Porcelain Manufactory (Manufacturer)

Title

Dish from the Swan Service

Origin

Meissen

Date

1738

Medium

Hard-paste porcelain, polychrome enamels, and gilding

Dimensions

6 × 41.9 cm (2 3/8 × 16 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Bessie Bennett Fund

Reference Number

1951.31

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