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Confectionery dish from the Swan Service

Manufacturer: Meissen Porcelain Manufactory

Modeler: Modelling attributed toJohann Joachim Kändler

Modeler: Modelling attributed toJohann Friedrich Eberlein

Date: c.1737-1741
Overall: 8.9 x 36.2 cm (3 1/2 x 14 1/4 in.)
Medium: Hard-paste porcelain with overglaze enamels, gilding
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:Germany, Dresden, Meissen
Object number: G83.1.642
DescriptionMeissen dish, from the "Swan Service", raised on four feet with the coat of arms of Count von Bruehl and Countess Franziska von Kolowrat-Krakowska repeated twice. The centre is moulded in low relief with a crane in flight above two swans and a feeding crane in flight above two swans. As well as a feeding crane amidst waves and rushes against a ground of spirally-radiating shellwork. The double coat of arms painted on the two handles in colours and gold. The rim has scattered "indianische Blumen" and edged in gold.