Four Meissen figures allegorical of The Senses, circa 1760.

Taste, Sight, Hearing and Smell represented by female figures in classical drapery, modelled by J.J.Kaendler (1706-1775). 27.5cm high.

Johann Joachim Kaendler was the most important designer and modeller at the Meissen porcelain factory.

He was responsible for a wide range of figures, intended for table decoration, of which these are very fine examples.

These particular models first appear at Burghley in the 1763 Inventory: ‘Lady Exeter’s dressing room….the four senses. Dresden china.’

At the time, Meissen was always referred to as Dresden.


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