Meissen Schneeballen (Snowball) Bourdaloue
Meissen Schneeballen (Snowball) Bourdaloue
Meissen Schneeballen (Snowball) Bourdaloue
Meissen Schneeballen (Snowball) Bourdaloue

MEISSEN PORCELAIN (worked from 1710)
J.J. KAENDLER (1706-1775)

Meissen "Schneeballen" (Snowball) Bourdaloue

c. 1750 Germany

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The snowball-decor was invented by Kaendler, in 1739, when he designed a service for her Majesty Maria Josepha (Reinheckel p. 70). It was no standard-decor, therefore it can be neither found in the price-lists of the manufactory, nore in the "Pots des Chambres". This explains – next to the practical aspects – the rareness of the snowball-flowered bourdalous.

The name Bourdalou for the oval "Pot de chambre" originates of the priest and professor in rhetoric Louis Bourdaloue (1632 – 1704), who was the Court preacher under Louis XIV. His sermons were as much fascinating as they were long. The Court Ladies were devotedly listening to his dulcet voice (the sermons were published in eight volumes – each of more than 600 pages – between 1707 and 1716 in Paris). Legends say that the ladies reserved their places many hours before the beginning. In order not to miss anything in church they used Bourdalous.
Good, some tips of the seagreen leafs and the feather tip of the bird retouched.
Günther Reinheckel: "Plastische Dekorationsformen in Meißener Porzellan des 18. Jahrhunderts", in Keramos 41/41 (1968) p. 3 – 123
Height 12.00 cm (4.72 inches)
Width 19.00 cm (7.48 inches)
Depth 10.00 cm (3.94 inches)
Stock Code
WE 2775/14
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Elfriede Langeloh
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