Boy with Carnation on a Mound, with Dish of Meissen® Porcelain by Wendt & Kühn
NEW for 2022 the Boy with Carnation on a Mound, with Dish of Meissen® Porcelain by Wendt & Kühn is an excellent collaboration of artistry from Meissen Porcelain and Wendt & Kühn.
Here the finest craftsmanship of Wendt & Kühn is combined with the sophistication of the Meissen porcelain manufactory, with the result of something very special. What both manufactories have in common is masterly craftsmanship, uncompromising quality and a focus on their own extensive grand design legacies. A love of floral motifs is also deeply rooted in the history of both companies.
Founder of the company Grete Wendt embraced the subject of flowers in her legendary range of Blossom Kinder. In the porcelain manufactory, the “Meissen Blumentafel” testifies to the great importance of flower painting. This historic document shows 36 different flowers depicted with great artistry and which serves as a template for today’s painters.
Both manufactories are applying their skills to the carnation, selected to mark the second item of our collaboration. Using a fine paintbrush, the Meissen artists are painting it on an elegant porcelain dish with a gold rim. The challenge for the Grünhainichen artisans is to accurately translate the Meissen drawing into a figurine. A highly challenging task, as its form and color ultimately have to do justice to the porcelain template. The result is a boy sitting on a mound with the delicate bloom of a carnation. The flower is painted entirely with translucent paint. For the petals, the leaves and the mound of the meadow, several coats of the base color are used to create different shades, thus creating brushstroke by brushstroke a natural three-dimensional look. Fine lines inside the petals and the delicate structure of the leaves bring vitality to the composition, as does the soft movement of the wafer-thin leaves. The boy in his light spring shorts rests contentedly on the grass mound, enchanting us as he plays a soft tune on his pan flute. A delicate, highly-detailed composition presented alongside a fine porcelain dish bearing the same floral motif.
The product is beautifully gift boxed. The figurine is approx. 3.5″ H and the porcelain dish is approx. 4.75″ x 3.5″