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Allegory of Sight
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Allegory of Sight


Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Description "The Allegory of Sight" is originally from a series of statuettes representing the personification of the five senses. These statuettes exhibit the masterly sculptural quality of Meissen porcelain between 1733 and 1775 when J. J. Kändler served as a chief modeler.
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Date Description Narrative
2/19/1988Examinationexamined for exhibition
Provenance King Collection; Jacques Seligmann, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1914, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions crossed swords in blue
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1914

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Period
1733-1740
Medium
gilt on hard paste porcelain with glaze and paint
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.930
Measurements
11 3/16 in. (28.4 cm)
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