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Peasant woman selling apples. Meissen Porcelain Manufactory, Saxony. Kaendler, Johann Joachim, modeller (German, 1706-1775). Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, and painted overglaze in enamels, height, whole, 17.8 cm, width, whole, 11 cm, width, base, 6.2 cm, circa 1744-1750. Baroque. Over her left arm she carries a tall pale brown wicker basket full of yellow apples tinged with red, and with her right hand she proffers a single apple. Her head is wrapped a white shawl, which hangs half way down her back, and is knotted under her chin. Her face is haggard with strongly delineated black eyebrows, and red lips. She wears a white blouse with full elbow-length sleeves; a red bodice with a black front; a greyish-buff skirt bunched up around her buttocks by means of a black belt, from which dangle a black key and a brown sheath, hanging on a red strap; a white apron; white stockings; and brown shoes with red bows.