Lot 327. Meissen. 5 characters from the monkey chapel

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Auction date:13.11.2019   14:00 UTC +02:00
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Lot 327Meissen. 5 characters from the monkey chapel
Model By J. J. Kaendler.

Porcelain, coloured and gold equipped. Baßgeiger, trumpeter, violinist, flautist and a monkey with a triangle. Height 11.5 - 14cm.
Sword Brand, 60002/60005/60006/6011/60013, Bossierernr. 27/2/263/26/29, Malernr. 3202/2811/25/562/2379, year, characters for 1983,1950 and 2000. Condition A and once for C.
Literature:
- Adams, Len and Yvonne: Meissen Portrait Figures, Leicester, 1992, p. 188 and 195.
- Rückert, Rainer: Meissen porcelain of 1710-1810. Catalog No. 1064-1078
- VEB Staatliche porzellanmanufaktur Meissen (publication): figure 1. Cf. Chapter Monkey Musicians.

The elaborate clothing of the Rococo-styled monkey characters parody in highly exaggerated Form the top layer of the society and its affectations. Historical records after they are supposed to be a caricature of the chapel of the count of Brühl

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