Description "The Allegory of Hearing" is one of a series of five figurative statuettes personifying the five senses. These statuettes exhibit the masterly sculptural qualities of Meissen porcelain which can be attibuted to Johann Joachim Kändler who served as master modeler between 1733 and 1775.
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.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1914
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