Porcelain figure of a male potter at work on the wheel
- Object Number: STKMG:1953.P.43
- Simple Name: figure
- Production Place: Derby
- Production Place: Derbyshire
- Production Place: England
- Creation, production or manufacture details: moulded
- Production Period:
- Production Organisation: Derby Porcelain Factory (factory)
- Summary: Porcelain figure of a male potter at work on the wheel. The potter is in the process of throwing a 4th pot, three others sit completed on a board to his right. The figure sits on a round base. Made after a Meissen original.
- Terms:101 Ceramic Highlights
- Additional Notes: Like the Potteries of north Staffordshire, Derby became home to an important ceramics industry during the 18th and 19th centuries. The figure is based on a Meissen original, modelled by Joachim Kandler, one of the principle modellers at the Dresden factory from 1731 for a period of 44 years. The secrets of making true porcelain had been discovered at Meissen in c.1709 and the factory established there won a world wide reputation, leading to mass emulation of Dresden styles and designs. In 1756, the Derby factory was styled, ?the second Dresden?, to associate themselves with the quality and reputation attached to these wares.
- Contact: Potteries Museum and Art Gallery