Dresden Meissen Snowball Vase

Johann Kander, Previously attributed to;  Meissen, Manufacturer; 

This is one of the ceramic artworks in our collection. It was made in Saxony, Germany in circa 1770.
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Measurements
Vase 268 x 122 mm
Lid 112 x 175 mm
Media
porcelain
Description
Johann Kander was the Chief molder for Meissen from 1733 - 1775, and was credited with inventing the modern ceramic figurine.
"Meissen porcelain or Meissen china is the first European hard-paste porcelain that was developed from 1708 by Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus. After his death that October, Johann Friedrich Böttger, continued his work and brought porcelain to the market. The production of porcelain at Meissen, near Dresden, started in 1710 and attracted artists and artisans to establish one of the most famous porcelain manufacturers, still in business today as Staatliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Meissen GmbH. Its signature logo, the crossed swords, was introduced in 1720 to protect its production; the mark of the crossed swords is one of the oldest trademarks in existence. It dominated the style of European porcelain until 1756.[1]" Meissen porcelain at Britannica Concise Encyclopedia Date: 2007. Accessed 28/02/13 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meissen_porcelain
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of J.A and M.L. Harris, 1961.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
10 Aug 1961