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Meissen Porcelain (3) – Stunning Creations

January 17, 2014

Here’s one more set of photographs from the Museum of Meissen Art. They have anything you can think of… even a monkey orchestra (below you can see its conductor)!

“The Monkey Orchestra, consisting of 21 figurines, is one of the most whimsical classics of Meissen Baroque. It was created in 1753 by Johann Joachim Kaendler, and revised in 1765/66 together with the modeller Peter Reinicke. In this piece, Kaendler humorously encodes an anti-feudal attitude that turns to the rational, free citizen.” (Read more here.)

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