Liebespaar mit Schnupftabakdose, Meissen
Lot 113
A Meissen group of lovers with a snuffbox, circa 1745
Sold for £12,500 (US$ 20,990) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Meissen group of lovers with a snuffbox, circa 1745
Modelled by J.J. Kaendler, the gentleman seated on a rocky mound offering a snuff box to his companion, wearing a puce-lined white jacket and black breeches, the lady wearing a yellow-lined white dress decorated with flowers and a white apron, the base applied with leaves and flowers, 13cm high, (minor restoration)


  • The group is mentioned in Kaendler's work records for May 1745: 'Ein neu Grouppgen Wie ein Theatralisch Mannsbild einer Dame eine Tabattiere mit Toback praesentiret Ebenfalls wie es sich gehöret Zergliedert und zum Formen befördert [a new group with a theatrical figure of a man presenting a snuffbox with tobacco to a lady, appropriately dissected and sent for moulding]; published by U. Pietsch: Die Arbeitsberichte des Meissener Porzellanmodelleurs Johann Joachim Kaendler 1906 – 1775 (2002), p. 108; as well as in Kaendler's Taxa of overtime work.
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