Meissen Porcelain Figure of a Bolognese Dog
modelled by J.J. Kaendler 1734
for the Japanese Palace of Augustus III, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland
This cast and decoration 1734-35.
Acquired by a private collector in Monaco
Crossed swords in underglaze blue
very good, only minor restoration.
Five casts of this models seem to have been made in 1734
Two Bolognese dogs are in the PorzellanSammlung, Dresden; One example is in the Metropolitan Museum; another, albeit severly damaged is in the Brandenburg Textilmuseum, Forst/Lausitz. Another cast from the 19th c is in the Musée de Louvre.