Johann Joachim Kändler (German, Fischbach 1706–1775 Meissen)
After a composition by Pierre Filloeul (French, Abbeville 1696–after 1754 Paris) after Pater
After a composition by Jean-Baptiste Joseph Pater (French, Valenciennes 1695–1736 Paris)
Height (.311- woman): 5 7/16 in. (13.8 cm); Height (.312- man): 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm)
The Jack and Belle Linsky Collection, 1982
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)