An image of Fisherfolk

Zurich Porcelain Manufactory

(Switzerland 1763 – 1791)

Fisherfolk

Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

The girl looks on dreamily as the boy removes a hook (with its porcelain line still attached) from the mouth of a trout. The group was probably modelled by Johann Jakob Wilhelm Spengler. This is the same man as the J Spängler who was taken on as a figure modeller at the Derby factory in 1790, but who turned out to be a troublesome employee, running up debts, absconding to London and ending up in prison.

Year
circa 1773
Media
Ceramic
Medium
hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions
15.4 x 10.8 x 9.7 cm
Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.200