Meissen - Swan Service (1742) Photos

Perhaps Meissen's most ambitious project, the baroque Swan service was commissioned (1737) by Count Heinrich von Brühl. Designed by Johann Joachim Kaendler, it took five years to complete comprising 2,200 pieces with place settings for 100. Today pieces are seen in many museums. Meissen reused the molds at later dates so some examples may be younger.

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Meissen porcelain swan serving pieces & other sculpted figures by Johann Joachim Kaendler from Graf Brühl table service at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain swan serving platter by Johann Joachim Kaendler from Graf Brühl swan table service at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain swan warming cloche by Johann Friedrich Eberlein from Graf Brühl swan table service at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Porcelain plate in swan pattern by Johann Joachim Kändler of Meissen Manuf., Germany at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.
Meissen porcelain swan serving pieces & other sculpted figures (1740) by Johann Joachim Kaendler (et al) from Graf Brühl table service at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain swan serving platter (1740) by Johann Joachim Kaendler from Graf Brühl swan table service at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain swan warming cloche (1740) by Johann Friedrich Eberlein from Graf Brühl swan table service at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Porcelain plate in swan pattern (1737-52) by Johann Joachim Kändler of Meissen Manuf., Germany at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.
Meissen porcelain swan service plate at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.Porcelain Swan charger by Johann Joachim Kändler for Meissen Porcelain made for Graf von Brühl at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Porcelain Swan Service dish modeled by Johann Joachim Kändler for Meissen Porcelain Manufactory of Germany at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Porcelain plate from swan service from Meissen, Germany at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Meissen porcelain swan service plate (c1738) at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.Porcelain Swan charger (c1737-41) by Johann Joachim Kändler for Meissen Porcelain made for Graf von Brühl at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Porcelain Swan Service dish (1738) modeled by Johann Joachim Kändler for Meissen Porcelain Manufactory of Germany at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Porcelain plate from swan service (c1738-40) from Meissen, Germany at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Meissen porcelain terrine with Galatea figure by Johann Joachim Kaendler at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain terrine with Venus figure on sea chariot pulled by swan part of swan service at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain bowl in shape of swan 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 terrine with Venus figure on sea chariot pulled by swan (c1740) part of swan service at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain bowl in shape of swan (c1740) at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.

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