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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1930.330
People
Manufactured by Meissen Porcelain Manufactory, German (founded 1710)
Designed by Johann Joachim Kändler, German (Fischbach, Germany 1706-1775 Meissen, Germany)
Title
Venus and Cupid in a Chariot, copy of an 18th-century original
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Venus, Cupid and Doves, Chariot
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
figure, sculpture
Date
late 19th to early 20th Century
Places
Creation Place: Europe, Germany, Meissen
Culture
German
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/231333
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Hard-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels and gold
Technique
Mold-made
Dimensions
17.5 x 14 x 16.5 cm (6 7/8 x 5 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: bottom, graphite, handwritten: Bing / [Gl?]
  • inscription: bottom, black ink, handwritten: 54
  • inscription: bottom, impressed: ZZ
  • inscription: bottom, incised: 60
  • inscription: bottom, impressed: 73
  • manufacturer's mark: bottom, blue underglaze: [design of crossed swords]
Provenance
Nettie G. Naumburg, New York, NY, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1930
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Nettie G. Naumburg
Accession Year
1930
Object Number
1930.330
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Wheels are on an axle and can be turned.

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