MEISSEN HUGE EWER THE FIRE FOUR ELEMENTS BY KAENDLER height 26.18 inches c.1860

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Meissen gorgeous as well as huge ewer: It derives from a series of four elements, this ewer symbolizes fire.
Dating: Made 19th century (circa 1860-1870).
Material: White porcelain, glossy finish, finest painting.
Technique: Handmade porcelain.

Designer:
Johann Joachim Kändler (1706-1775)/he was chief sculptor at Meissen manufactory as from 1742 until the year 1775. He is the most famous modeller meissen manufactory ever had and created famous series such as shepherd figurines, comedian's children, gardener children (with acier), Paris town criers (with reinicke and meyer), gallant figurines, etc.

Kaendler designed this ewer (model 310), circa 1750. 

Subject:
Huge ewer "Fire" from the elements series (air, water, earth, fire).

This massive pitcher having large spout is abundantly decorated with sculputured figurines:

A lovely winged elfin has taken place on the handle which is modelled of sculptured figurine of a winged dragon (with opened gullet whereas the teeth are visible, further with clawed feet).
The seated sculptured figure of a smith wearing a phrygian cap as well as holding a bellow is attached to lateral side/below him there is a pack (herd) of various animals visible (these are sculptured figurines, too: hind with young animals, wolf, bison and an animal looking like a martens), those trying to escape from forest fires.
A semi-nude female sculptured figurine situated opposite the smith holds a burning torch.
Finally, a landscape with forest fires (worked partially in raised relief, partially in sculptured technique) covers the ewer's front side.
There is a mountainous landscape (worked in relief technique) attached to pitcher's backside: a burning volcano is visible there! 

A very particular feature is the mentioned fact that the handle of this pitcher is shaped as a sculptured dragon's figurine. A sculptured figurine of cherub seizing a burning torch decorates ewer's base.
Gorgeous appearance as well as excellent Meissen quality, delicate finest painting, superb modelling.

Measures/dimensions:
Height: 26.18 inches.
Width at greatest area: 14.56 inches.
Depth: 9.055 inches.

Marks:
This Meissen ewer is marked by blue Meissen sword mark of 19th century (Meissen mark with pommels on hilts)/made, circa 1860-1870, first quality. 

Model number 310/former's number 76.

Please note:
We're shipping worldwide, wrapped and packed in finest manner.
Caused by size and weight of this Meissen ewer overseas shipping can be done only by forwarding company: Many thanks for your attention! Shipping price on request.

Condition:
Excellent/there aren't any damages existing/a few small restorations (excellently done/not visible with naked eye) had been made.

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent. HERE AREN'T ANY DAMAGES EXISTING / a few small restorations (= excellently done / not visible with naked eye) had been made.
  • Dimensions
    26.18 in. H x 14.56 in. W x 9.06 in. D
    66 cm H x 37 cm W x 23 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Vienna, Austria
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU101445756413
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