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"Herculean" Pedestal with Allegorical Figural Group Depicting the "Four Continents" Pedestal

This is a pedestal. It was attributed to Johann Gottlob Kirchner and manufactured by Meissen Porcelain Manufactory. It is dated early 18th century and we acquired it in 1960. Its medium is hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Estate of James Hazen Hyde. It is credited Gift of the Estate of James Hazen Hyde.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 30.5 × 21 × 18 cm (12 in. × 8 1/4 in. × 7 1/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Bottom of base: [1] double crossed swords, painted in underglaze blue (Meissen Porcelain Manufactory mark) Underside (unglazed): [1] "TL112.1972", written on paper label [2] illegible number, written on rectangular cloth label [3] "99", written in pencil

It is signed

Unsigned

It is inscribed

Uninscribed

Cite this object as

"Herculean" Pedestal with Allegorical Figural Group Depicting the "Four Continents" Pedestal; Attributed to Johann Gottlob Kirchner (1706–1738); hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel; H x W x D: 30.5 × 21 × 18 cm (12 in. × 8 1/4 in. × 7 1/16 in.); Gift of the Estate of James Hazen Hyde; 1960-1-32

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