The Spanish Lovers

Johann Joachim Kaendler (1706-1775)

Height 18.7 cm (7.4 in.) Impressed number (twice) ´45´ Manufacture and decoration, Meissen circa 1740-41

The group is not mentioned in the work reports or in Kaendler´s Taxa, but the Spezifikation des Weißen Chorps (a listing covering whiteware production) of January 1740 refers to this model as a Spanier Gropgen or Spanish group

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Ulrich Pietsch, Meissener Porzellanplastik von Gottlieb Kirchner und Johann Joachim Kaendler, Munich 2006, p. 70, cat. no. 98; Meredith Chilton, Harlequin Unmasked. Commedia dell´Arte and Porcelain Sculpture, New Haven/London 2001, p. 300, cat. no. 83


Roebbig Muenchen

"European Ceramics, Porcelain, and Glass, Furniture and Decorative Arts"

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