A Figurine of a Couple Playing The Piano And Cello Porcelain German, 19th Century
A Figurine of a Couple Playing The Piano And Cello Porcelain German, 19th Century

A Figurine of a Couple Playing The Piano And Cello Porcelain German, 19th Century

The Figurine

   A nineteenth century porcelain figurine of a couple playing music,
the gentleman the piano, the lady the cello.
Marked in underglaze blue of a letter F with a crown.

Porcelain Figurines in historical context:
During the official ceremonial dinners, meals included the so-
called “plats dormants” (French for sleeping dishes) or

Porcelain: Category B
“Schauessen” (German for “watchdishes”). The terms refer to a
dish, which is not to be eaten, but merely put on display.
Generally, sugar figurines with colorful jellies were prepared by
confectioners weeks and months in advance, serving only a
decorative purpose to please the eye at the table. These types of
decorative sugar-works were replaced by biscuit porcelain
figurines in the mid 18th century. These evolved into polychrome
figurines during the late 18th century and showcased various
scenes usually related to music, dance, romance etc..

Further reading:
Ingrid Haslinger, Ehemalige Hofsilber & Tafelkammer: Der
kasierliche Haushalt, Tafelkultur, 1997, p. 17, 54.
Johann Georg Krünitz: Oekonomische Encyklopädie oder
allgemeines System der Staats-, Stadt-, Haus- und
Landwirtschaft in alphabetischer Ordnung, Bd. 140, Berlin: Pauli,
1825, S. 642

Porcelain, marked underglaze blue, Dresden?
*damage on dress"

Details

  • Artist: 
  • Date: 19th Century
  • Material: Porcelain
  • Technique:
  • Dimension: Height: 19 cm Width: 33 cm Depth: 17 cm
  • Size: 
  • Condition: Good
  • Place of Origin: Germany

Ref AACPF6

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