: Johann Joachim Kändler, 1756-63,Manufacturer
: Königlich-Sächsische Porzellan-Manufaktur Meißen (founded 1710), Marked
at the bottom: underglazeblue crossed swords, 1st choice, model no. 60234 (blind stamp),Production
: after 1924.Height
: 5,3 inch (13,5 cm)In perfect, unrestored condition.
Because of the lack of television, radio and magazines, early mountebank and craftsman applied their news and goods. These „market crier“ were a highly visible and above all inescapably audible part of the life, partial natural sight, partly exotic outsiders - and so already early part of the art.
The 18th century, time of the rococo, experienced a boom with representations of the everyday life and its representatives, among them just also those salesperson types, which were received as „Cris de Paris “in art-historical language vocabulary. Here the models drafted by Johann Joachim Kändler protrude particularly. Among his „Cris de Paris“- series, which covers 34 well-known figures, is also this young man in a costume of a courtier with yellow frock and violet knickerbockers, combed and powdered hair, offering a lemonade and a Petit Four to refresh. Because it concerned particularly in the category fashion, such fine-painted figures served to accelerate the conversation of the fine society.
And: until today the expression „last crier” for fashion is still alive. Johann Joachim Kändler
(1706-1775) was for nearly three decades the coining personality oft he Königlich-Sächsische Porzellan-Manufaktur Meißen. With him the factory had an experienced leader concerning the technical interests of the porcelain production and artistically on the height of the productivity and invention.Furthermore lit
.: Lena und Yvonne Adams: Meißen Portrait Figures, London 1987.
Present price at the Manufaktur Meißen: 2265,- €.