Meissen - Sculptures (1730-70) Photos

In 1730, Meissen started sculpting porcelain. Modelers were:
  • Johann Jakob Irminger (1720-30)
  • Johann Jakob Kirchner (chief 1730-33)
  • Johann Joachim Kaendler (chief 1733-75)
  • Johann Friedrich Eberlein (1735-49)
  • Johann Gottlieb Ehder (1739-50)
  • Peter Reinicke (1743-69)
Swan Service & Monkey Orchestra sculptures are on pages linked below.

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Meissen porcelain elephant at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.Dragon porcelain figure attrib. to Johann Gottlieb Kirchner by Meissen Manuf. at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Meissen porcelain saber tooth tiger by Gottlieb Kirchner was Meissen's model maker until 1733 at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain grotesque man teapot by Johann Jacob Irminger at Bamberg Old Town Hall Museum of Faience & Porcelain. Bamberg, Germany.
Meissen porcelain elephant (c1730) at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.Dragon porcelain figure (1730) attrib. to Johann Gottlieb Kirchner by Meissen Manuf. at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Meissen porcelain saber tooth tiger (1732) by Gottlieb Kirchner was Meissen's model maker until 1733 at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain grotesque man teapot (c1730) by Johann Jacob Irminger at Bamberg Old Town Hall Museum of Faience & Porcelain. Bamberg, Germany.
Meissen porcelain monkey figures by Gottlieb Kirchner at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain figure of monkey with snuffbox by Gottlieb Kirchner at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Porcelain monkey teapot by Johann Joachim Kändler of Meissen, Germany at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Meissen porcelain teapot in shape of squirrel by Johann Joachim Kaendler at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.
Meissen porcelain monkey figures (c1731) by Gottlieb Kirchner at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain figure of monkey with snuffbox (c1732) by Gottlieb Kirchner at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Porcelain monkey teapot (after 1735) by Johann Joachim Kändler of Meissen, Germany at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Meissen porcelain teapot in shape of squirrel (1732) by Johann Joachim Kaendler at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.
Collection of porcelain bird figures done under sculpting dept. of Johann Joachim Kaendler at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Porcelain parrot & vase by Meissen Porcelain Manuf. of Germany at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.Meissen porcelain parrot figure at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain magpie figure by Johann Joachim Kaendler at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.
Collection of porcelain bird figures (c1730-40s) done under sculpting dept. of Johann Joachim Kaendler at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Porcelain parrot (1726-30) & vase (c1735) by Meissen Porcelain Manuf. of Germany at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.Meissen porcelain parrot figure at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain magpie figure (after 1731) by Johann Joachim Kaendler at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.
Meissen porcelain oriole figures by Johann Joachim Kaendler or Johann Gottlieb Ehder at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.King vulture porcelain figure attrib. to Johann Joachim Kaendler by Meissen Manuf. at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.King Vulture porcelain statuette modeled by Johann Joachim Kändler for Meissen Porcelain Manufactory of Germany at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Porcelain Crane by Johann Joachim Kändler of Meissen Manuf., Germany at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.
Meissen porcelain oriole figures (1733-4 or 1740-7) by Johann Joachim Kaendler or Johann Gottlieb Ehder at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.King vulture porcelain figure (1731) attrib. to Johann Joachim Kaendler by Meissen Manuf. at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.King Vulture porcelain statuette (1734) modeled by Johann Joachim Kändler for Meissen Porcelain Manufactory of Germany at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Porcelain Crane (1735) by Johann Joachim Kändler of Meissen Manuf., Germany at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.
Porcelain sculpted Madagascar Hoopoes by Johann Joachim Kändler & Johann Gottlieb Ehder of Meissen Porcelain Manuf. at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA.Meissen porcelain jay with acorn figure by Johann Joachim Kaendler at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain bird figure tending nestling at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain badger statuette by Johann Joachim Kaendler at Bamberg Old Town Hall Museum of Faience & Porcelain. Bamberg, Germany.
Porcelain sculpted Madagascar Hoopoes (c1736) by Johann Joachim Kändler & Johann Gottlieb Ehder of Meissen Porcelain Manuf. at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA.Meissen porcelain jay with acorn figure (1739-40) by Johann Joachim Kaendler at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain bird figure tending nestling at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain badger statuette (c1745) by Johann Joachim Kaendler at Bamberg Old Town Hall Museum of Faience & Porcelain. Bamberg, Germany.
Meissen porcelain terrine with lion lid handle by Johann Joachim Kaendler plus other pieces from Graf Sulkowski table service at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain elephant candelabra by Johann Joachim Kaendler at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Detail of Meissen porcelain elephant candelabra by Johann Joachim Kaendler at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Porcelain centerpiece with oil or vinegar cruets modeled by Johann Joachim Kändler for Meissen Porcelain Manufactory of Germany at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Meissen porcelain terrine with lion lid handle (1735-7) by Johann Joachim Kaendler plus other pieces from Graf Sulkowski table service at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain elephant candelabra (1735) by Johann Joachim Kaendler at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Detail of Meissen porcelain elephant candelabra (1735) by Johann Joachim Kaendler at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Porcelain centerpiece with oil or vinegar cruets (c1737) modeled by Johann Joachim Kändler for Meissen Porcelain Manufactory of Germany at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Meissen porcelain terrine with Galatea figure by Johann Joachim Kaendler at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain figurine of Russian Tsarina Elisabeth the Great on horseback at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.Porcelain bust of Postmaster "Baron" Schmiedel by Johann Joachim Kändler of Meissen Manuf., Germany at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Meissen porcelain figure mocking tailor of Count Brühl on billy goat by Johann Joachim Kaendler at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.
Meissen porcelain terrine with Galatea figure (1738) by Johann Joachim Kaendler at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany. Meissen porcelain figurine of Russian Tsarina Elisabeth the Great on horseback (early 1700s) at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.Porcelain bust of Postmaster "Baron" Schmiedel (1739) by Johann Joachim Kändler of Meissen Manuf., Germany at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Meissen porcelain figure mocking tailor of Count Brühl on billy goat (1740) by Johann Joachim Kaendler at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.
Porcelain Harlequin figure by Johann Joachim Kändler for Meissen Porcelain at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Meissen porcelain hunter & huntress figures by Johann Friedrich Eberlein at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Porcelain figure of Augustus III, Elector of Saxony & King of Poland by Johann Joachim Kändler of Meissen, Germany at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Meissen porcelain swan & guinea fowl statues by Johann Joachim Kaendler holding Chinese-origin brush pots at Bamberg Old Town Hall Museum of Faience & Porcelain. Bamberg, Germany.
Porcelain Harlequin figure (c1740s) by Johann Joachim Kändler for Meissen Porcelain at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Meissen porcelain hunter & huntress figures (1743-4) by Johann Friedrich Eberlein at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Porcelain figure of Augustus III, Elector of Saxony & King of Poland (after 1743) by Johann Joachim Kändler of Meissen, Germany at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Meissen porcelain swan & guinea fowl statues (c1741-7) by Johann Joachim Kaendler holding Chinese-origin brush pots at Bamberg Old Town Hall Museum of Faience & Porcelain. Bamberg, Germany.
Meissen porcelain figure of Neptune riding shell wagon pulled by seahorses by Johann Joachim Kaendler at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain snowball style vase with hoopoe, parrot & bullfinch on its nest at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain snowball terrine & underplate at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain confectionery bowl in shape of sunflower at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.
Meissen porcelain figure of Neptune riding shell wagon pulled by seahorses (c1750) by Johann Joachim Kaendler at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain snowball style vase with hoopoe, parrot & bullfinch on its nest (c1750) at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain snowball terrine & underplate (c1750) at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain confectionery bowl in shape of sunflower (c1750) at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.
Meissen porcelain rabbit at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.Meissen porcelain rabbit figures at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Porcelain Putti as Africa & Europe figures by Frederick Elias Meyer of Meissen Manuf., Germany at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Meissen porcelain figures of St. Peter & St. Paul by Johann Joachim Kaendler made for Friedrich August III at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.
Meissen porcelain rabbit (c1750) at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.Meissen porcelain rabbit figures at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Porcelain Putti as Africa & Europe figures (c1760) by Frederick Elias Meyer of Meissen Manuf., Germany at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Meissen porcelain figures of St. Peter & St. Paul (1772) by Johann Joachim Kaendler made for Friedrich August III at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.
Meissen porcelain symbolic figures of continents of Europe & Asia by J.F. Eberlein & P. Reinicke under J.J. Kaendler at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain symbolic figures of continents of Africa & America by J.F. Eberlein & P. Reinicke under J.J. Kaendler at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain figure of continent of America by Kändler at New Orleans Museum of Art. New Orleans, LA.Meissen porcelain figure of continent of Africa by Kändler at New Orleans Museum of Art. New Orleans, LA.
Meissen porcelain symbolic figures of continents of Europe & Asia (1745-7) by J.F. Eberlein & P. Reinicke under J.J. Kaendler at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain symbolic figures of continents of Africa & America (1745) by J.F. Eberlein & P. Reinicke under J.J. Kaendler at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain figure of continent of America (c1860) by Kändler at New Orleans Museum of Art. New Orleans, LA.Meissen porcelain figure of continent of Africa (c1860) by Kändler at New Orleans Museum of Art. New Orleans, LA.
Meissen porcelain figure of continent of Asia by Kändler at New Orleans Museum of Art. New Orleans, LA.Ornate Meissen decorative items at Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, France.Meissen porcelain figurines at Edward Steves Homestead Museum. San Antonio, TX.Mantel clock from Paris surrounded by Meissen or Dresden figurines in great hall at Glamis Castle. Angus, Scotland.
Meissen porcelain figure of continent of Asia (c1860) by Kändler at New Orleans Museum of Art. New Orleans, LA.Ornate Meissen decorative items at Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, France.Meissen porcelain figurines at Edward Steves Homestead Museum. San Antonio, TX.Mantel clock from Paris surrounded by Meissen or Dresden figurines in great hall at Glamis Castle. Angus, Scotland.
Porcelain monkey band modeled by Johann Joachim Kaendler for Meissen Porcelain Manufactory of Germany at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Meissen plates & figurines at Scone Palace. Perth, Scotland.Meissen Porcelain room at Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, France.Porcelain collection by Dresden, Meissen, & Sevres at Russborough House. Ireland.
Porcelain monkey band (c1765) modeled by Johann Joachim Kaendler for Meissen Porcelain Manufactory of Germany at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL. Meissen plates & figurines (mid 19th C) at Scone Palace. Perth, Scotland.Meissen Porcelain room at Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, France.Porcelain collection by Dresden, Meissen, & Sevres at Russborough House. Ireland.

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