Statuettes of gardeners - inv. 991-992

Meissen, second half of 18th century

Statuettes of young gardeners
1763-1774
hard-paste porcelain  
height 220 mm; height 232 mm
mark
1879 bequest Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli
Inv. 991 992

Golden Room


The young barefooted male gardener is offering a hat full of flowers. The figurine is supported by a the stump of a tree with nearby a spade and watering can. The female gardener, who has gathered the flowers in her apron, rests on an octagonal base which also supports a vase with a plant in flower.