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Creator Name: Meissen Porcelain Manufactory
Creator Nationality: European; Northern European; German
Creator Role: Made by
Creator Dates/Places: 1846 - 1908
Biography: the first and for half a century the best in Europe. It set a high standard which was emulated everywhere, even in China. Founded in 1710 as the Royal Saxon Porcelain Manufacture by Augustus the Strong, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland, at Meissen, near Dresden.
Creator Name-CRT: Meissen factory
Creator Name: Kändler, Johann Joachim
Creator Role: Modeled by
Creator Dates/Places: 1706 - 1775
Biography: The greatest German porcelain modeller, responsible for much of the success of the Meissen Porcelain Factory and the author of works which were imitated throughout Europe. Trained as a sculptor in Dresden under B. Thome (a pupil of Balthasar Permoser), he joined the Meissen factory in 1731 and was chief modeller there from 1733 to 1775, directing the other sculptors employed at the factory as well as making models himself.
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Johann Joachim Kändler
Creator Name: Reinicke, Peter
Creator Qualifier: and/or
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1715 - 1768
Biography: Employed from 1743 until his death as a modeller at the Meissen Porcelain Factory, where he assisted J. J. Kändler and is known to have worked on various portrait busts, Chinoiserie figures and figures in the monkey orchestra.
Creator Birth Place: Danzig
Creator Name-CRT: Peter Reinicke
Title: Peasant Woman
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1740
Creation End Date: 1750
Creation Date: 1740-1750
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Ceramic
Materials and Techniques: Porcelain
Dimensions: Overall: 17.2cm x 10.1cm x 6.8cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 2001.93
Credit Line: John L. Severance Fund
Context: The official Saxon porcelain factory at Meissen not only introduced the manufacture of true, hard-paste porcelain to Europe but also popularized the creation of small porcelain sculptures to be used primarily as dining table decorations. Realistic subjects based on contemporary life were introduced in the 1740s. J. J. Kaendler was the most famous of several modelers who worked at the Meissen factory.
AMICA ID: CMA_.2001.93
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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