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Charger, from the Swan Service ("Schwanenservice") Charger

This is a Charger. It was manufactured by Meissen Porcelain Manufactory and modeled by Johann Joachim Kändler and made by Meissen Porcelain Manufactory and made for (as the client) Count Henrich Graf Brühl. It is dated ca. 1738 and we acquired it in 1950. Its medium is hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled Diplomatic Swans.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of Commander Henry H. Gorringe.

  • Charger (France)
  • tin-glazed earthenware.
  • Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw.
  • 2006-27-1

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 6.6 x 38.2 cm (2 5/8 x 15 1/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Underside: [1] double crossed swords, painted in underglaze blue (Meissen Porcelain Manufactory mark) [2] cross, incised underglaze [3] four dots arranged in four-leaf clover shape, impressed underglaze [4] "L70.10.21", written on label, applied to underside [5] "TEMPORARY LOAN / THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM / TL.70.265 / FROM: COOPER-HEWITT / DATE: June 3, 1970", printed on label

It is signed

Unsigned

It is inscribed

Uninscribed

Cite this object as

Charger, from the Swan Service ("Schwanenservice") Charger; Modeled by Johann Joachim Kändler (German, 1706–1775); Germany; hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold; H x diam.: 6.6 x 38.2 cm (2 5/8 x 15 1/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of Commander Henry H. Gorringe; 1950-130-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Rococo: The Continuing Curve 1730-2008.

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