A Meissen 'Elements' Ewer Emblematic of Air from the four elements
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This extremely rare and important Meissen ewer represents the element of Air, and is a part of the Meissen four elements: Earth, Air, Water and Fire. First introduced by legendary Meissen artist Johann Joachim Kandler circa 1735, these outstanding designs endured for more than 100 years. Kandler was highly regarded for his allegorical representations, and the Four Elements represent that height of his achievements. the size and artistry of the ewer it is among the most spectacular examples of Meissen palace porcelain.
After the model by J.J. Kändler, this ewer is modelled with Juno seated in a cloud and Zephyr in flight below the blue scroll handle, the lower part moulded in low relief with a peacock and other birds, the ewer further applied with three frolicking putti, the foot moulded with spiraling colored feathers
Germany, Circa 1880
Height: 25.5" (64.7 cm)
Width: 16" (40.6 cm)
Depth: 7" (17.7 cm)