A Meissen group of two shepherds reclining on an earth mound base.

A Meissen group of two shepherds reclining on an earth mound base.

Unglazed underside with blue crossed swords mark and blue cross. Restorations to the back of the base, the hat, the tips of the shoes and the animal's ears, two hands replaced. H 16 cm.
Modelled by Johann Joachim Kaendler after an engraving by Francois Boucher, ca. 1744 - 50.

Literature

Cf. a similar group owned by the Pauls-Eisenbeiss-Stiftung in: Menzhausen, In Porzellan verzaubert, Basel 1993, p. 149. Here cited an excerpt from Kaendler's workshop records: "1 Groupgen, ein Frauenzimmer in einer Andrijan wohlgepuzt vorstellend, ingl. einen Schäffer in seinem Habit wohl angekleidet, welche einander embrassieren, worbey noch ein Schäffgen zu befinden."

Lot 666 Dα

Estimate:
22.000 €