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The Thrown Kiss

Factory:
Meissen Manufactory (German, 1710–present)
Modeler:
Johann Joachim Kändler (German, Fischbach 1706–1775 Meissen)
Artist:
After a composition by Pierre Filloeul (French, Abbeville 1696–after 1754 Paris) after Pater
Artist:
After a composition by Jean-Baptiste Joseph Pater (French, Valenciennes 1695–1736 Paris)
Date:
ca. 1736
Culture:
German, Meissen
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Height (.311- woman): 5 7/16 in. (13.8 cm); Height (.312- man): 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
The Jack and Belle Linsky Collection, 1982
Accession Number:
1982.60.311, .312
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 538
The figure of the lady (1982.60.311) is modeled after an engraving by Pierre Filloeul, "Le Baiser Rendu," after a painting by Jean-Baptiste Joseph Pater. For other pairs of these models in the Metropolitan's collection, see 64.101.47, .48 and 1974.356.353, .354.
Marking: Painted in underglaze blue enamel inside hem of woman's skirt and underside of man's coat: Crossed swords (Meissen factory mark)
Jack and Belle Linsky (until 1982; to MMA)
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