Artist after a model by Johann Joachim Kändler, German, 1706-1775
Manufacturer Meissen Porcelain Manufactory, German, founded 1710
Designer after a model by Johann Friedrich Eberlein, German, 1696-1749
  • Plate
  • Swan Service (series title)
Date between 1737 and 1741
Medium hard-paste porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold
Dimensions Overall (irreg.): 1 3/8 × 9 1/4 inches (3.5 × 23.5 cm)
Credit Line Anonymous bequest
Accession Number 62.78
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 inside foot ring: [two dots; former's mark]
Count Heinrich von Brühl (Dresden, Germany);
by descent to Count Szembek (Warsaw, Poland);
(By 1952, Rosenberg & Stiebel, New York, New York, USA);
1952-1962, private collection;
1962-present, bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Albiker, C. Die Meissner Porzellantiere. Jahrhundert. Berlin, 1935, no. 280.

Schwanenservice. Meissner Porzellan Für Heinrich Graf von Brühl. Exh. cat., Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. Dresden, 2000, p.155. [mentioned in cat. 24]