Meissen porcelain factory, modelled by J.J.Kaendler
A rare pair of Meissen Cats modelled by J.J.Kaendler
Circa 1740 , Dresden, Germany
The models are first recorded in Kaendler’s taxa report for sept 1736, which lists: ‘Stuk Kleine Katzgen aufs Lager in Thon poussiert, Davon eine sitzend, die andere aber, wie sie eine Maus in Maule hat vorgestellet ist.’ See Carl Albiker, Die Meissner Porzellantiere in 18. Jahrhundert, Berlin, 1959, p 24, no. 216 for the companion holding a mouse and work record entries for 1736, 1741, and 1740-1748 relating to both models.
A rare Chelsea Hans Sloane Botanical Dessert Plate
Circa 1755, Chelsea, England
An extremely rare and fine Chelsea Hans Sloane Botanical Dessert Plate of the Red Anchor Period, of circular lobed shape, beautifully painted with a large spray of fruiting Fig, together with branch and leaves and a large spray of flowering Borage, with secondary floral sprigs and shadowed butterflies and insects in flight, with brown line rim.
A very rare Doccia Figure of a Chatir, the attendant of the Grand Vizier.
From the earliest period of figural modelling at Doccia. Copied from an engraving by J.B.van Mour taken from Charles de Ferriol Marquis Le Hay, ‘Recueil de cent estampes representant differentes nations du Levant tirees surles tableaux peints d’apres nature en 1707 et 1708.
18th & 19th century English and Continental ceramics
15 Duke Street, St James's