Meissen Gardener Children Wine-Growers Model 1239 by Kändler Rococo Period c.1760
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MEISSEN MOST REMARKABLE FIGURINE GROUP: SEVEN CHILDREN AS WINE-GROWERS. Manufactory: Meissen. Hallmarked: Blue Meissen Sword Mark (glazed bottom). FIRST QUALITY. Dating: 18th century / made circa 1760-70. (Rococo = Pre-Marcolini Period !). Material: porcelain, glossy finish, multicolored painted. Technique: handmade porcelain. Style: Rococo. MODELLED BY: JOHANN JOACHIM KAENDLER (born in 1706 near Dresden / Germany - died 1775 in Meissen). MODEL 1239 CREATED CIRCA 1754. Kändler was chief sculptor at Meissen manufactory as from 1742 until the year 1775. He is the most famous modeller ever having been active in Meissen, having created superb vases as well as well-known series such as Shepherd Figurines, Comedian's Children, Gardener Children (with Acier), Paris Town Criers (with Reinicke and Meyer), Gallant Figurines, Asian Figurines etc. DETAILED DESCRIPTION: SEVEN FIGURINES - SEVEN BOYS - GATHERED AROUND A WINE CASK: There is a LIDDED WINE CASK ATTACHED TO MIDDLE AREA existing - two boys are busy with crushing the wine grapes (both figurines cover lid of cask, one of them is only visible via its upper body). The wine cask is surrounded by following figurines: boy playing the lyra / boy being situated on a small wine cask, supporting himself on a pannier filled with wine grapes and holding a sickle in raised hand / boy with cask attached to his back, climbing up a ladder leant against the wine cask / boy lying prone holding a wine bottle and wine glass / boy running along the wine cask - he holds up a wine grape. - Finally, there are a tambourine as well as a trumpet visible, lying on ground ... The figurine group is attached to irregularly shaped base decorated with Rocaille ornaments as well as with sculptured flowers and leaves. Bibliography: Sabine & Thomas Bergmann, Meissen Figurines, (Erlangen, Germany) 2017, model numbers 1 - 3000, catalogue number 1239 on page 113.
Place of origin:
24H x 19W x 15D
9,45H x 7,48W x 5,91D
Creator / Artist:
Johann Joachim Kändler
Very good; There aren't any chips / splinters / cracks or any other damages existing. Some fingers of figurines were excellently restored, restorations aren't visible with naked eye.