A Meissen Group of a mother with two children holding parasols
A Meissen Group of a mother with two children holding parasols
A Meissen Group of a mother with two children holding parasols
A Meissen Group of a mother with two children holding parasols
A Meissen Group of a mother with two children holding parasols

MEISSEN PORCELAIN (worked from 1710)

A Meissen Group of a mother with two children holding parasols

c. 1750 Germany

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Height: 14.2cm

The mother is seated with a child on her left knee and another on her right, each holding small pointed parasols.

Paul Reinicke created a series of figures that are inspired by, and in many cases derive directly from engravings after François Boucher. The engravings used are often said to be those of Jean-Joseph Balechou and Antoine Aveline, published under the title ‘Les Delices de l’Enfance’, in fact it seems more likely that Reinicke was using the engravings of Gabriel Huquier since a number of other groups from this series derive from this source.

Perrin Stein has shown that Boucher sometimes took his images directly from Chinese woodcuts.

The figures from this series depict a romantic ideal of China populated by elegantly dressed ladies and happy children, in contrast to the earlier Meissen chinoiseries in which China had been portrayed as a land of strange and curious idols.
Her top-knot restuck, the standing child’s right hand restuck and restoration to his staff and parasol
See Perrin Stein: The French Porcelain Society Journal: Volume IV, ‘Repackaging China for France: the Collaboration of Francois Boucher and Gabriel Huquier’
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5009
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Underglaze blue crossed swords mark to the open glazed base, Modelled by Paul Reinicke
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