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Table fountain

Factory:
Meissen Manufactory (German, 1710–present)
Modeler:
Johann Gottlieb Kirchner (German, Merseburg 1706–after 1738 Berlin, active at Meissen 1727–28 and 1731–33)
Date:
ca. 1727–32
Culture:
German, Meissen
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain, silver
Dimensions:
Overall (assembled confirmed): 24 1/2 x 18 1/8 x 16 1/2 in. (62.2 x 46 x 41.9 cm); Other (54.147.65 a (fountain)): 13 1/4in. (33.7cm); Other (54.147.65 b (plinth)): 11 5/16 x 10in. (28.7 x 25.4cm); Other (basin confirmed): 3 1/8 x 18 3/8 x 13 5/8 in. (7.9 x 46.7 x 34.6 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Gift of R. Thornton Wilson, in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson, 1954
Accession Number:
54.147.65a–c
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 533
Marking: [1] (in underglaze blue on back at base of (a)) Crossed swords (Meissen factory mark);
[2] (in underglaze blue on back at base of (b)) Crossed swords (Meissen factory mark);
[3] (in underglaze blue on underside of (c)) Crossed swords (Meissen factory mark) / 3 faint pairs of dots

Note: on (a) and (b), the hilts of the crossed swords are drawn with large pommels and similarly-rounded guards. On (c), the mark is composed only of thin lines with short crosspieces for the guards and no indication of the pommels.
R. Thornton Wilson (until 1954; to MMA)
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