figure group

manufacturer: Derby Porcelain Manufactory (English, estab. circa 1748, closed 1848);  modelled by: Johann Kändler (German, b.1706, d.1775); 

circa 1772-circa 1795
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Object Detail

figure group, man and a pug, from a pair of modelled figures, a gentleman with a dog. The gentleman sits bareheaded upon arocky ledge with a begging puppy at this right side; his right hand is elevated to attract the animal’s attention while with his left he supports the dogs front legs mounted on mounded bases. enamelled in the light colour palette of pale yellow and pink indicative of the period, 1772-1795. the moulded trunk supports the figures during firing and assists in eliminating slumping during the firing and the holes in the base control the air pressure to facilitate a perfect figure from the kiln. the Derby pair is copied from a Meissen original by JJ Kandler of circa 1755
Maker and role
manufacturer: Derby Porcelain Manufactory (English, estab. circa 1748, closed 1848)
modelled by: Johann Kändler (German, b.1706, d.1775)
Production place
Derby, Derbyshire, England
Production date
circa 1772-circa 1795
Media description
soft-paste porcelain
130 x 83 x 75 mm
Measurement details
width: 83mm
depth: 75mm
Credit line
bequest of Alwynne Jona OAM, Melbourne 2013
Project credit line
This digital record has been made available on TJC Collection Online through the generous support of The Friends of The Johnston Collection and Christine Bell
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