A figurine of a noblewoman in Polish costume consisting of a flowery dress, and a green kontusik (a coat-like outer garment); she holds a fan in her right hand.

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.


  • Title: Figurine of a noblewoman in Polish costume
  • Creator: Johann Joachim Kaendler (1706-1775), Koenigliche Porcellain Fabrique, Meissen (1710-1763)
  • Date Created: 1750/1760
  • Location Created: Meissen
  • Physical Dimensions: 16 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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