Huge Meissen Porcelain Ewer 'Air' by Kaendler Model 327 Made 19th Century


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Meissen gorgeous as well as huge ewer: It derives from a series of FOUR ELEMENTS - this ewer symbolizes AIR. DATING: made 19th century (circa 1870) MATERIAL: white porcelain, glossy finish, finest painting TECHNIQUE: handmade porcelain DESIGNER:   JOHANN JOACHIM KÄNDLER (1706 - 1775) / he was chief sculptor at Meissen manufactory as from 1742 until the year 1775. He is the most famous modeller Meissen manufactory ever had and created famous series such as Shepherd Figurines, Comedian's Children, Gardener Children (with Acier), Paris Town Criers (with Reinicke and Meyer), Gallant Figurines, etc. KAENDLER DESIGNED THIS EWER (MODEL 327) CIRCA 1750. SUBJECT: Huge ewer "AIR" from the Elements Series (= Air, Water, Earth, Fire) . The massive pitcher having large spout is abundantly decorated with sculputured figurines: - there are a lovely CHERUB as well as two boyish ELVES flying from top area / two of them wear music instruments being strongly connected with Air: these are bagpipes and a special type of flute. - the crowned seated figure of JUNO / HERA seizing a sceptre is visible at front side / she is accompanied by her attribute, the PEACOCK which symbolizes Love and Beauty. - ZEPHYR, God of Wind, blows air with all his efforts: It is a nice unclad youth having wings here. - Finally, a winged flying cherub holding a bird is attached to area below. A very particular feature is the fact that the HANDLE OF THIS PITCHER is shaped as blue drapery / the spout as well as base are decorated with multicolored feathers. Additionally, various flocks of birds including cranes, storks and pheasants as well as clouds cover the pitcher's surface - all modelled in raised relief. Some multicolored paintings of insects - laid on white porcelain - decorate ewer's upper area. Gorgeous appearance as well as excellent Meissen quality, delicate finest painting, superb modelling. MEASURES / DIMENSIONS: height: 63.5 cm (= 24.99 inches) width: 40.0 cm (= 16.0 inches) MARKS: THIS MEISSEN EWER IS MARKED BY BLUE MEISSEN SWORD MARK OF 19TH CENTURY (MEISSEN MARK WITH POMMELS ON HILTS) / MADE CIRCA 1870 / FIRST QUALITY . MODEL NUMBER 327

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19th century (1800-1899)
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Dimensions (cm):
63.5H x 40W x 40D
Dimensions (inch):
25,00H x 15,75W x 15,75D
Creator / Artist:
Johann Joachim Kändler
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Inventory ID:
Meissen Ewer Air Kaendler 19th century
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