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Der Tritonenfang (Triton Fishing)
  • Johann Joachim Kändler
    1706–1775
    born: Fischbach, Electorate of Saxony (present-day Germany) ; died: Meissen, Electorate of Saxony (present-day Germany)
    Meissen Porcelain Factory, manufacturer
    active 1710–present
  • Der Tritonenfang (Triton Fishing), late 1890s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Meissen, Germany
  • porcelain
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 30.5 x 24.1 x 16.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 12 x 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 in
  • Gift of Mrs. Gertrude Sellars Pearson
  • On view: Gallery 401 Cabinet A1
  • 1968.0003.021
Description
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Exhibitions

Two female figures and two small children (identified as sea nymphs and water babies). The two females and one of the children are holding a net. Inside the net is the other small child, a frog, a lobster, a fish, shells, and a piece of coral. The child in the net is crying and is holding a shell horn in its right hand. Water is spilling from the mouth of the fish in the net.