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Two Very Rare and Important Meissen Figures of Guinea Fowl
Model by J.J. Kaendler for the Japanese Palace

Circa 1735




H 43.5cm; 17 1/8in.


Augustus III, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland,

The collections of the House of Wettin

Ole Olsen collection, Copenhagen

Curt Berndorf Collection, Copenhagen

Sir Gawaine Baillie Collection, England

As recorded by Dr. Samuel Witter, of the 28 figures of guinea fowl ordered for the Japanese Palace between 1732-1736, only seven were actually completed and delivered in 1735.

Johann Joachim Kaendler’s work report of March 1735 records his work on the model.

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