(b 1700; d 1779). German porcelain painter. He began by working in Berlin for Alexander Fromery and may have continued to decorate enamel boxes for him while working as a painter at the Meissen Porcelain Factory, by whom he was employed from 1725 to 1777, beginning as a painter of Chinoiseries and then moving to the harbour scenes in black or red for which he is best known (e.g. ewer and basin c. 1740; Los Angeles, CA, Getty Mus.). Herold was prosecuted as a Hausmaler in 1763, and this private work may be the source of the pieces that he signed. He seems to have been a relation of Johann Gregorius Höroldt.
From The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.