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Swan (one of a pair)

Factory:
Meissen Manufactory (German, 1710–present)
Modeler:
Johann Joachim Kändler (German, Fischbach 1706–1775 Meissen)
Date:
1748
Culture:
German, Meissen
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Height (with base): 10 3/4 in. (27.3 cm); Height (without base): 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
The Lesley and Emma Sheafer Collection, Bequest of Emma A. Sheafer, 1973
Accession Number:
1974.356.328
Not on view
Marking: Painted in underglaze blue enamel at back near base: crossed swords (Meissen factory mark)

Incised under base: 4-S

Stamped on gilt-bronze base: crowned C (French charge mark for gilt-bronze, 1745–49)
Lesley and Emma Sheafer , New York (until 1974; bequeathed to MMA)
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