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Woman at the Spining Wheel Figure by Meissen

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  • Height:
    6 1/8 Inches
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  • Origin:
A woman is seated in a Louis XV-style chair, taking a respite from her spinning wheel to daydream in this beautiful Meissen porcelain figure. Originally modeled by J.J. Kaendler, this figure boasts magnificent details, including fine porcelain lace accents. Excellent condition. Provenance:
The Maridon Museum, Butler, Pennsylvania

Features the Meissen blue "crossed swords" mark with the incised model numbers "2685"

Late 19th/Early 20th century

6 1/8" high
Meissen Porcelain

Meissen: The Allure of Continental Porcelain

Early in the 18th century, Augustus the Strong, elector of Saxony, arrested alchemist Johann Friedrich Bottger and imprisoned him in the town of Meissen; his mission, to discover the secret formula for hard paste porcelain. In 1708 Bottger unlocked the mystery and found the key to both porcelain and his freedom, and by 1718 factories began springing up across Europe fostering an atmosphere of ferocious competition.

By 1720, the Meissen factory was producing wares that eclipsed even the finest Chinese porcelain. They dominated the European market and influenced porcelain production around the world.

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Price: $3,450
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