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Dancing girl

Meissen Manufactory (German, 1710–present)
Johann Joachim Kändler (German, Fischbach 1706–1775 Meissen)
ca. 1750–53
German, Meissen
Hard-paste porcelain
Height: 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Jean Mauzé, 1974
Accession Number:
Not on view
The Meissen figure by Kändler (1974.232.1) served as a model for that made in the Ginori factory (1974.28.116). It is fascinating to observe some of the differences that exist between the German hard-paste figure with its admirable sharpness of modeling, and the Italian statuette with colors that sink into the soft-paste like footsteps in driven snow. One might also compare the plain base of the earlier model with the ornate rocaille base of the latter.
Marking: Painted in underglaze blue on back of base: Crossed swords (Meissen factory mark)

Incised into paste on underside: 0 I
Mrs. Jean Mauzé (until 1974; to MMA)
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