A Meissen group of Spanish lovers circa 1741
Lot 65*
A Meissen group of 'Spanish lovers', circa 1740-45
Sold for £22,500 (US$ 38,231) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Meissen group of 'Spanish lovers', circa 1740-45
Modelled by J.J Kaendler, the fashionably dressed lady wearing a green hat with feathers, black and gilt bodice, white crinoline skirt with indianische Blumen and a gilt-edged yellow underskirt, her companion wearing a turquoise cloak, puce jacket with gilt floral scrollwork and red rosettes, gilt-edged black breeches and red shoes with yellow bows, the base applied with leaves and flowers, 18.5cm high (very minor restoration)

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    Ulrich Pietsch, Passion for Meissen (2010), no. 183

    Based on an engraving by Pierre Filœul after the painting 'Le baiser donné' by Jean-Baptiste Pater of 1736, this group is not mentioned in Kaendler's Taxa or work records but is referred to as the 'Spanier Gropgen' [Spanish group] in a specification of figures and groups completed by the Weiße Corps in overtime in January 1740 (quoted by R. Rückert, Zur Staffierung der Gesichter von Meißener Porzellanfiguren . Teil IV, in Keramos 153 (July 1996), p. 156).
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