A pair of rare Meissen porcelain models of camels

A pair of rare Meissen porcelain models of camels

Figures of striding camels in ornamental parade garb with golden tassels and feathers, one with a pale purple and one with a green saddle blanket. Finely painted coat and details. Unglazed bases, one with a large crossed swords mark with a dot. The tassels and feathers restored and reattached, one replaced tassel broken off (but included). H 20.7 cm.
C. 1763, model by Johann Joachim Kaendler, c. 1740.


Another pair in the "Alt-Meißner Porzellan-Sammlung C. H. Fischer, Dresden" auctioned by J.M. Heberle (H. Lempertz´Söhne) Cologne, October 1906, lot 316 and 317.
A single camel published in: Albiker, Die Meissener Porzellantiere im 18. Jahrhundert, Berlin 1959, illus. 257.
Two camels with identical decor in the Wadsworth Atheneum Hartford, USA, inv. no. 1917.1267 and 1917.1268, both listed as "around 1750", but possibly produced after the Seven Years' War.
Two further examples, both unmarked, in the Porzellansammlung Dresden (formerly the v. Klemperer collection), inv. no. P.E. 516 and P.E. 517, in: Pietsch, Die figürliche Meißner Porzellanplastik von Gottlieb Kirchner und Johann Joachim Kändler, Munich 2006, no. 290 f.

Lot 834 Dα

20.000 € - 30.000 €

25.000 €