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Figure of Augustus II (the Strong)

Manufacturer: Meissen Porcelain Manufactory

Modeler: Johann Joachim Kretzchmar

Date: c.1714-1720, decoration possibly later
Overall: 17.5 x 6.6 cm (6 7/8 x 2 5/8 in.)
Medium: Böttger porcelain, enamel, gold, silver gilding, and press moulded.
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:Germany, Dresden, Meissen
Object number: G83.1.581
DescriptionAn unrecorded Böttger porcelain armorial figure of Augustus the Strong standing in dramatic pose and full armour, with a baton is in his right hand. The figure has an olive wreath, a grey wig, and flowing gilt cloak reserved with indianische Blumen and lined with yellow. His silvered Armour is tied with a purple sash and enriched with gilding. The high, almost cubic, base is painted with the arms of Saxony and Wettin within baroque grisaille cartouches beneath an electoral hat.