A very rare pair of white Meissen porcelain leopards, circa 1740

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A very rare pair of white Meissen porcelain leopards, circa 1740

Sold for £ 20,000 (US$ 27,347) inc. premium
A very rare pair of white Meissen porcelain leopards, circa 1740
Modelled by Johann Joachim Kaendler as a female and a male, the female suckling a cub hidden under her paws raising her front paw as if to lick it, the male lifting his front paw, his tail curled around his hind legs, she: 12cm high, he: 15.5cm (she: tail neatly restuck, he: front legs neatly restuck)

Footnotes

  • Another example of the male companion of these rare models is in the Dr. Ernst Schneider Collection, Schloss Lustheim, published by R. Rückert, Meissener Porzellan 1710-1810 (1966), cat. no. 1053, where the author notes that, notwithstanding the numerous smaller models of leopards made by the factory, this example cannot be traced in the archives. Rückert attributed the model to Johann Joachim Kaendler. Another male figure of the same size decorated as a lioness forms one of a pair in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum. The female model appears to be unrecorded. The detailing in the moulding of her coat clearly shows the spots of a leopard.
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A very rare pair of white Meissen porcelain leopards, circa 1740
A very rare pair of white Meissen porcelain leopards, circa 1740
A very rare pair of white Meissen porcelain leopards, circa 1740
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