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Charger (Swan Service) Charger, 1737–1741

This is a Charger. It was made by Meissen Porcelain Factory and manufactured by Meissen Porcelain Factory and production directed by Count Henrich Graf Brühl and modeled by Johann Joachim Kändler. It is dated 1737–1741 and we acquired it in 1950. Its medium is 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.

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 (Swan Service) Charger, 1737–1741; Modeled by Johann Joachim Kändler (German, 1706–1775); Germany; 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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