Manufacturer Meissen Porcelain Manufactory, German, founded 1710
Designer after a model by Johann Friedrich Eberlein, German, 1696-1749
Title
  • Candlestick
  • Swan Service (series title)
Date 1739
Medium hard-paste porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold
Dimensions Overall: 9 1/2 × 6 1/4 × 6 1/4 inches (24.1 × 15.9 × 15.9 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ford II Fund
Accession Number 58.166.1
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View Decorative Arts S3B, Level 3 (see map)
Marks Marks, on underside, in underglaze blue: [crossed swords; Meissen factory mark]
Marks, impressed on inside of foot ring: [four crosses within circles; former's mark]
Marks, impressed on inside of foot ring, opposite: 46
Count Heinrich von Brühl (Dresden, Germany);
(H.E. Backer, Rome, Italy);
(Rosenberg & Stiebel, New York, New York, USA);
1958-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Schnorr von Carolsfeld, L. Porzellan der Europaischen Fabriken Des 18. Jahrhunderts: Bibliothek fur Kunst und Antiquitatensammler, bd. 3. Berlin, 1912, no. 32, p. 62 (ill.).

Schnorr von Carolsfeld, L. Porzellan der Europaischen Fabriken: Bibliothek fur Kunst und Antiquitatensammler, bd. 3. Braunschweig, 1956, no. 68, p. 119 (ill.).

Albiker, C. Die Meissner Porzellantiere Im IM 18. Jahrhundert. Berlin, 1959, no. 277, pl. LXIX.

Bulletin of the DIA 38, no. 2 (1958/59): pp. 19-21 (ill.).

Honey, W.B. Dresden China. London, 1954, pp. 107, 190, pl. 166A.

Ruckert, R. Meissner Porzellan, 1710-1810. Exh. cat., Bayerischen Nationalmuseum. Munich, 1966, p. 121, pl. 515.

Ducret, S. "Kandlers Vorbilder zum Schwanenservice." Weltkunst XXXIII, no. 6, March 15, 1963, p. 13.

Jouffroy, A. "Meissonnier." Connaissance des Arts, no. 63, May, 1957, p. 40.

Walcha, O. Meissner Porzellan. Dresden, 1973, p. 451, pl. 91.

Schwanenservice. Meissner Porzellan Für Heinrich Graf von Brühl. Exh. cat., Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. Dresden, 2000, p. 167. [mentioned in cat. no. 41]