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Johann Joachim Kaendler: A rare Figure of a Savoyard Bagpiper


Johann Joachim Kaendler (Fischbach/Sachsen 1706 - Meissen 1775)

A rare Figure of a Savoyard Bagpiper


Lot-No. 653 | Proceeds: 900,00 €

Meissen, designed 1741-1745 in cooperation with F. E. Meyer, made soon after. Polychrome painted porcelain. Standing musician, base with sculptural flowers, wearing a red vest, blue cape and a wide-brimmed hat. Unglazed bottom. No manufactory mark. Rest. H. 23 cm. - Literature: Comp. an identical figure in the collection of the Gardiner Museum, Toronto. - 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.

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