Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Figure of the Day: The Pink Umbrella, c. 1773

Figure Group
Frankenthal, Germany
c. 1773
The Victoria & Albert Museum

Made by the Frankenthal Porcelain Factory of Germany around 1773, this hard-paste porcelain figure group is the work of modeler Konrad Linck. 

The group, painted in enamel colors, depicts a Chinese man and woman. The man lies beside a tall vessel composed of overlapping palm leaves. His companion leans against this vase, shielding her face with a pink umbrella. The base shows Rococo influence with its relief mound of plants and cabbages.

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