Two Meissen Squirrels, Counterparts
Two Meissen Squirrels, Counterparts
Two Meissen Squirrels, Counterparts
Two Meissen Squirrels, Counterparts
Two Meissen Squirrels, Counterparts

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

Two Meissen Squirrels, Counterparts

c. 1750 Germany

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One squirrel with nut in the paws:
Height: 20 cm
Under-glazed blue swords mark

Its counterpart with nut in the mouth:
Height: 22,5 cm
Under-glazed blue swords mark

Models by Johann J. Kaendler 1733

The squirrel belongs to Kaendlers first sculpture works, as can be seen from the work records of August 1732 (See Wittwer: "Die Gallerie der Meißener Tiere" 2004, p. 297):

"… the sculptor Kaendler has modeled some figures … two squirrels"

Augustus the Strong ordered them for his Japanese Palace. Apparently the squirrels were liked, since eighteen further orders took place between November 1732 and March 1736.

In the 18th century Kaendler’s squirrels were very popular. They embellished the dessert table of Count Brühl and the gallery of the Cologne elector Clemens August.

Finally the squirrel became part of the sales program of the manufactory. The price list of 1765 notes (Berling: "Das Meissner Porzellan und seine Geschichte." 1900, p.198): "Big squirrel with a chain, 8 Thaler".
Berling, Karl: "Das Meissner Porzellan und seine Geschichte." (1900)
Wittwer, Samuel: "Die Gallerie der Meißener Tiere." (2004)
Stock Code
WE 2780
Elfriede Langeloh

Elfriede Langeloh
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Weinheim
69469
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