A Meissen Rooster teapot circa 1742
Lot 76*
A Meissen model of a rooster, circa 1742
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A Meissen model of a rooster, circa 1742
Modelled by J.J. Kaendler, naturalistically modelled and painted with its plumage coloured in puce, brown, black, yellow and iron-red, the base applied with leaves and flowers, 24.3cm high (very minor restoration)

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  • Literature:
    Ulrich Pietsch, Passion for Meissen (2010), no. 136

    The model is mentioned in Kaendler's Taxa of overtime work between 1740-48: '1 Hahn von ziemlicher Größe nach der Natur, wie er auff dem Rasen stehend schreyet' [1 rooster rather large after Nature, standing on the grass crowing]. This model, together with the matching hen, was originally modelled for Princess Johanna Charlotta of Anhalt-Dessau, the Abbess of Herford (1682-1750). Both models are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Untermyer Collection (see Y. Hackenbroch, Meissen and other Continental Porcelain (1956), fig. 17).
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