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Porcelain figurine “Polish Engagement”

Johann Joachim Kändler1750/1760

The Polish Museum in Rapperswil

The Polish Museum in Rapperswil
Rapperswil, Switzerland

A figurine featuring two noblemen in Polish costume, in a standing pose, and a seated noblewoman.

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: Porcelain figurine “Polish Engagement”
  • Creator: Johann Joachim Kaendler (1706-1775), Koenigliche Porcellain Fabrique, Meissen (1710-1763)
  • Date created: 1750/1760
  • Location created: Meissen
  • Physical Dimensions: 14 cm
  • Provenance: Purchased by the Museum (Munich, 1989)
  • Type: Ceramics
  • Medium: porcelain, overglaze paint, firing, gilding

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