Large Meissen figure of a piping shepherd, J. J. Kandler, c. 1755

$4,400.00 AUD

Rare large Meissen figure of a piping shepherd, dressed smartly in a blue coat & white had, a lamb and a dog at his feet.

‘Fugitive’ blue crossed swords mark to unglazed base, by central hole,

Modelled by J.J. Kandler,

this example dating to circa 1755.

Condition: restorations throughout, including: pipes, fingers, dog’s eat and paw, tip of coat tail, his neck, foliage tips, sheep’s ear,  very well done and displays well.


extensive restorations, to pipes, fingers, ears, grass




ref. V&A Museum, A similar example was sold at Bonhams, Bond St, 5 June 2013, dating to circa 1755. It is interesting to note the subtle differences between that example and this, including the placing of the mark: a small crossed swords on the lower back places that one in the earlier 1750's, while this example bears them full size beneath, Interestingly, both Bow and Derby made a copy of this figure.

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