Extremely rare, extensive collection of Meissen.

Meissen


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Обширная коллекция из 20 фарфоровых фигур из "обезьяньего оркестра",

Ape orchestra, 20-piece; on a relief Rocaille base, nineteen characteristic standing or sitting figures of a chapel master with a music stand, guitarists, violinists, bass violinist, triangle player, timpani player and carrier, pianist, flutists, clarinetists, drummers, French horn players, bagpipe players, bassoon players, a hurdy-gurdy player, and four female singers. Delicately stippled fur markings. Based on copperplate engravings after Christoph Huet. Polychrome painting with gold staffage. Either by Johann Joachim Kaendler and Peter Reinicke. Rare design of the music stand from the 18th century; partially restored/minor damage. Crossed swords mark, partially blurred. Height 9 cm - 18 cm. Extremely rare and extensive collection of the ape orchestra from the 18th century. The different apes of the orchestra are mentioned in the work reports of Johann Joachim Kaendler in the years 1749 and 1766. Already in 1753, Kaendler created an ensemble of music-playing ape figures in colorful clothing with affected expressions, which he reworked in collaboration with Peter Reinicke around 1765/1766. Depictions of animals with human characteristics and behaviors were popular, especially due to the great interest in fables in the 18th century, especially in the so-called "singerie" by French artists, which showed curious, scenic representations of apes acting as humans in various situations. Individual Meissen figures of the ape orchestra from the 18th century are represented in national and international museums, including the State Art Collections Dresden, the Hermitage St. Petersburg, and the British Museum London. See Rüdiger, Catalogue Bayer. National Museum, p. 192, Sonntag, Ape Orchestra from Meissen Porcelain, p. 29ff., Catalogue Röbbig Munich, Hidden Valuables, No. 186ff., British Museum, London, Inv. No. 1923,0314.65.CR - 1923,0314.69.CR. An extensive 20-piece collection of porcelain figures from the "monkey orchestra" modeled by J.J. Kaendler and P. Reinicke. Partly restored/minor chipped. Crossed swords mark, partly blurred. Meissen. Circa 1750-1770.

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11 Feb 2024

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CountryGermany

Year1750-1770

By the manufacturer Meissen

Type Figurines

Lot location Moscow ( 77 )

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