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Figure of a Dog Figure

This is a figure. It was style of Meissen Porcelain Manufactory and after Johann Joachim Kändler and made by Meissen Porcelain Factory. It is dated 19th century and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is porcelain, vitreous enamel. 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 A Royal Menagerie … and Then Some.

This object was bequest of Erskine Hewitt. It is credited Bequest of Erskine Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 20 x 28 x 11.4 cm (7 7/8 in. x 11 in. x 4 1/2 in.)

It has the following markings

Underside: [1] crossed swords with horizontal line and dot between handles, painted in underglaze blue (imitation Meissen Porcelain Manufactory mark?) [2] "6", "1", and "7", impressed [3] "S", impressed [4] two lines, incised

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Figure of a Dog Figure; After Johann Joachim Kändler (German, 1706–1775); Style of Meissen Porcelain Manufactory (Germany); Made by Meissen Porcelain Factory (Germany); Germany; porcelain, vitreous enamel; H x W x D: 20 x 28 x 11.4 cm (7 7/8 in. x 11 in. x 4 1/2 in.); Bequest of Erskine Hewitt; 1938-57-560

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