A pair of Meissen pot pourri vases, circa 1745.

Each is in the form of an osier-moulded vase of double-ogee shape, with a domed, pierced cover with flower knop.

Each vase and cover rests on a rocky base decorated with deutsche Blumen; applied vines, flowers and berries cover the base and rise up the sides of each vase.

An alert hunting dog with patches of dark brown fur and raised paw, turns with interest towards a group of three quails, or partridges, nesting at the foot of the rocky mount; the base with blue crossed swords mark, 21cm.

The vases were modelled by Johann Joachim Kaendler (1706-1775), the principal designer at Meissen from 1733, where he remained for more than forty years.


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