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Figurine of a nobleman in Polish costume

Johann Joachim Kändler1750/1760

The Polish Museum in Rapperswil

The Polish Museum in Rapperswil

A figurine of a nobleman in Polish costume, with a flowery zupan (long inner robe), kontusz (outer robe), a kontusz sash around his waist, and sabre at his side.

The figurines in Polish costumes were produced in Meissen since 1740s, and reflected the interest in the culture and traditions of the Polish Commonwealth. They were an element of table decoration.

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  • Title: Figurine of a nobleman in Polish costume
  • Creator: Johann Joachim Kaendler (1706-1775), Koenigliche Porcellain Fabrique, Meissen (1710-1763)
  • Date created: 1750/1760
  • Location created: Meissen
  • Physical Dimensions: 15 cm
  • Provenance: In the collection of the Polish Museum in Rapperswil since 1983 (bequeathed to the Polish Museum in Rapperswil in the last will of Iza Maria de Landsberger of Geneva, on behalf of Maurycy Poznański).
  • Type: Ceramics
  • Medium: porcelain, overglaze paint, firing, gilding

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