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Meissen Tailor & Wife of Tailor on Goat Models 171 155 by Kaendler Eberlein 1860

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Meissen Stunning Pair of Figurines: Tailor of Count Bruehl Riding on Goat & Wife of Tailor Riding on Goat Manufactory:  Meissen Dating:   19th century / made circa 1860 - 70 Material: white porcelain, glossy finish, finest painting Technique: handmade porcelain DESIGNER: Johann Joachim Kaendler (1706 - 1775) = MODEL 171 (TAILOR ON GOAT) Johann Friedrich Eberlein (1695 - 1749) = MODEL 155 (WIFE OF TAILOR ON GOAT) Designed circa 1740. DETAILED DESCRIPTION: -- TAILOR OF COUNT BRUEHL RIDING ON GOAT & WIFE OF TAILOR RIDING ON GOAT. The TAILOR riding on goat holds his scissors in raised right hand, while the goat seizes an iron by mouth. Additionally the tailor carries a basket on his back where some baby goats have been put into. - The figurine group is attached to rectangular flat base edged by golden rim. -- WIFE OF TAILOR rides on goat / the woman is busy with her baby-child's breast-feeding. Simultaneously with this scene, the goat feeds its child, too: A baby goat is sucking mother's udders while it sinks down on its knees. - The figurine group is attached to flat base having golden painted edged area. PRESUMPTIVE BACKGROUND: Heinrich, Count von Bruehl (1700 - 1763) was Chief Minister of Frederick Augustus II of Saxony from 1746 and director of the Meissen factory 1733 - 1763 during its so-called 'plastic period'. Grateful for the good services of his tailor Bruehl asked the man to name his reward. The tailor asked for an invitation to the next State banquet...which horrified the Count because the lesser sort was not seen at such events. Nevertheless he had given his word so the invitation was duly issued. When the tailor arrived, however, he found himself a laughing stock as this satirical table decoration had been placed in the middle of the room. Oh, how everyone laughed! There he is with his scissors, etc., riding on a goat. - Moral of this story: Sometimes it is better to labour and not to ask for any reward. MEASURES / DIMENSIONS: height:    7.08 inches (wife of tailor) / 9.055 inches (tailor) width: 6.10 inches (wife of tailor) / 6.69 inches (tailor) depth: 2.95 inches (wife of tailor) / 3.14 inches (tailor) MARKS: Blue Meissen Sword Mark with Pommels on Hilts / 19th Century / FIRST QUALITY / made c.1860 - 70. TAILOR: model number 171 / former's number 51 / painter's number 19 (reverse side of base not glazed) WIFE OF TAILOR: model number 155 / former's number existing, but hard to read / painter's number 61 (glazed bottom) CONDITION: IN VERY GOOD CONDITION / a few small restorations have been excellently done (not visible with naked eye) / there aren't any damages existing BIBLIOGRAPHY: SABINE & THOMAS BERGMANN, Meissener Figures, model numbers 1 - 3000, Erlangen / Germany 2017, page 10, catalogue numbers 1001 and 1002

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  • Dimensions
    Height: 9.055 in. (23 cm)Width: 6.69 in. (17 cm)Depth: 3.14 in. (7.98 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Rococo (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    MADE CIRCA 1860
  • Condition
    IN VERY GOOD CONDITION / a few small restorations have been excellently done (not visible with naked eye) / there aren't any damages existing.
  • Seller Location
    Vienna, AT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1014412428751

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