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.