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Johann Ehrenfried Stadtler

Johann Ehrenfried Stadtler

German, 1701-1741

Johann Ehrenfried Stadtler
Porcelain painter Johann Ehrenfried Stadtler (or Stadler) was born in 1701 in Dresden, Germany.
Stadtler began working at Meissen by 1724. In July, 1725, a slop bowl painted by Stadtler was presented by Meissen founder and Elector of Saxony Frederick-Augustus I to the King of Sardinia, Victor Amadeus II.
Stadtler entered the Meissen Porcelain Factory during its period of management by Johann Gregorius Höroldt, a porcelain painter known for his interest in producing works in a chinoiserie style accented by the floral design Indianische Blumen. As Höroldt’s employee, Stadtler executed many works in this style, though they differed from other works created by Höroldt. According to Abraham L. den Blaauwen in Meissen Porcelain in the Rijksmuseum, “The type of chinoiserie attributed to Stadler is only found, often combined with rocks and flowers, on early pieces with a highly individual style and colour palette. Unlike the Höroldt chinoiseries…the faces and hands of his figures are rendered in outline only.” Stadtler’s interpretation of chinoiserie was emulated by other Meissen painters who created works “in the manner of” Stadtler. Painted decoration attributed to Stadtler often incorporates an elaborate use of metallic luster, called “mother-of-pearl” (Perlmutter), a costly material containing gold.
Stadtler died in 1741.

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