Meissen, around 1740/50, the firegilt mount possibly made in Paris, around 1750/60. Both sitting on a terrestrial base with sculptural flowers, the lady is wearing a white dress and a purple cape with Indian flowers, the gentleman is wearing black breeches and a sea-green jacket with gold border. Very slight crossed swords mark on the unglazed bottom. Prof. rest. Overall height 19 cm. - Literature: Comp. A. Wallwitz: Celebrating Kaendler. Meissen Porcelain Sculpture. Zum 300. Geburtstag Johann Joachim Kaendlers. München 2006, p. 80-83. - German porcelain modeller and sculptor, taught by the sculptor Thomae in Dresden, whose baroque influence is especially visible in his animal figures, in 1731 appointed court sculptor by August the Strong, at the same time beginning his work for porcelain manufacture Meissen, which he directs for many years, his works are among the highlights of early European porcelain.