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This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it.If the file has been modified from its original state, some details such as the timestamp may not fully reflect those of the original file.Turning and casting is always done by hand and every ornament is applied individually to the final piece.Working without templates and with great concentration the porcelain decorating artists rely on their instinctive feeling when they apply the different motifs to the glaze of the smoothly fired porcelain.For a single plate of the Cumberland rococo service, regarded as the world’s most complex floral design, an artist may work for up to three weeks.
Commercial production of porcelain was achieved in 1754 with the help of Joseph Ringler, an 'arcanist' (workman with knowledge of porcelain recipes, firing and manufacturing processes) who had gained what had originally been Meissen's industrial secrets at the Vienna Porcelain Factory. This item is cited in the text as one of the models created by Bustelli's pupil, Peter Seefried, after his master's death in 1763, (in this case after a Meissen prototype): 'After Bustelli's death, many of his models continued in production.
The elongated, graceful, and expressive pose of the figure is characteristic of the work of Franz Anton Bustelli, who, along with Kändler at Meissen, is considered one of the finest porcelain modelers of the eighteenth century.
Bustelli created sixteen Italian Comedy figures in the years 1759–60, but it is likely that his Harlequine and matching Harlequin were modeled as early as 1757, thus representing his first efforts in this genre.
It may have been used for sugar, or perhaps for stewed fruit.
1771', for 'Churfürstliche Hof Zöhrgaden 1771', indicating that it was at that date held in the confectionery storeroom of items used in the service of the dessert at the Bavarian Electoral Court.
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