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Swan Service Charger, 1737–41

This is a Charger. It was modeled by Johann Joachim Kändler and made by Meissen Porcelain Factory and production directed by Count Henrich Graf Brühl. It is dated 1737–41 and we acquired it in 1950. Its medium is glazed, enameled, gilt, and molded porcelain. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

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

This object was purchased from Rosenberg & Stiebel and purchased with funds from: Commander Henry H. Gorringe. 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

On underside, Meissen double crossed swords underglaze blue

Cite this object as

Swan Service Charger, 1737–41. glazed, enameled, gilt, and molded porcelain. 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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