Collection Online
Medium
porcelain (hard-paste)
Measurements
23.2 × 17.1 × 12.1 cm
Place/s of Execution
Ludwigsburg, Württemberg, Germany
Inscription
painted in blue on base l.l.: (crown) / CC (monogram)
Accession Number
4468-D3
Department
International Decorative Arts
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1940
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Digitisation Champion Ms Carol Grigor through Metal Manufactures Limited
Gallery location
18th Century Decorative Arts - Great Hall Costume Corridor
Level 2, NGV International
The S and C scrolls of the Rococo here, in this porcelain sculptural group, become architectural form. Behind the pair of rustic musicians, a bust sits atop what, in Classical design, we might expect to be a column; however, here the structure has morphed into scrolling rocaille forms. The same Rococo scrolls spread out to encompass the edges of the figure group, confounding the distinction between architecture and landscape.