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Meissen Model of a Seated Spaniel


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Dates Circa 1745
Medium Porcelain
Origin Germany
Description A rare Meissen figure of a seated spaniel, painted with highlights of blackish brown on his coat. Modelled by J J Kändler.

No Mark.

11cm High

14cm Wide

7cm Deep

*It is unusual to see this model without a base. A similar, larger seated model on a cushion was sold in The Sir Gewain and Lady Ballie Collection, Sotheby’s May 2013, lot 215. Footnote: “Spaniels were favourite ladies’ companions in the 16th and 17th centuries before being replaced by the popularity of the pug. They are often depicted seated on their laps and can be seen in portraits. A figure of a spaniel was modelled in October 1734 for the Japanese palace and attributed to J J Kändler.”

Condition Restoration to small graze to side of left ear, half of front right paw and one claw to the left foot.