Saint Andrew the Apostle on a High Pedestal
Saint Andrew the Apostle on a High Pedestal
Saint Andrew the Apostle on a High Pedestal

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

Saint Andrew the Apostle on a High Pedestal

c. 1740 Germany

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Model by Johann Joachim Kaendler, 1740
Manufacture contemporary with model
Delicate flesh colors, rich lace borders and ornamentation in gold
Crossed swords mark on the glazed underside of the pedestal
Height: 48.5 cm (19 1/8 inches)

The statue of the apostle Andrew was part of the large altar garniture for the Dowager Empress Wilhelmine Amalia. It possesses the splendidly early form number 4 (Helmuth Gröger, "Johann Joachim Kaendler – Der Meister des Porzellans", Dresden 1956, p. 200).

Kaendler’s work report for March 1740 contains the following reference:

"Changed the holy apostle Andrew entirely, modelling him in clay standing against the cross and making the model ready for moulds to be made."
(Ulrich Pietsch, "Die Arbeitsberichte des Meissner Porzellanmodelleurs Johann Joachim Kaendler 1706–1775", Leipzig 2002, p. 69)

The above record makes it clear that Kaendler made his model of St Andrew on the basis of Eberlein’s, which had been rejected by the King. According to Berling (Karl Berling, "Altarschmuck aus Meissner Porzellan, ein Geschenk an die verwitwete Kaiserin Amalie", Kunst und Kunsthandwerk, XVI, 1913, p. 134) Eberlein made the model of St Andrew ("standing against the Xshaped cross") in April or August 1738.

The individual apostle figures were part of the manufactory production programme (Berling 1900, p. 196); the 1765 price list reveals that they were sold for an exceptionally high price, namely, 75 talers and 12 groschen including the pedestal.
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Dimensions
Width 485.00 cm (190.94 inches)
Stock Code
WE 2662/12
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