MEISSEN PAIR OF CANDELABRA AS MUSICIANS
ORMOLU-MOUNTED MEISSEN FIGURES
Hard Paste Porcelain
Height of male: 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm.)
Height of female: 4 3/4 inches (12.1 cm)
Overall height: 8 in. (20.3 cm.)
Modeled by Johann Joachim Kändler
Charming pair of two-branch candelabra with elegant ormolu bases molded with leafy branches and rockery. Sitting on the bases are a pair of Meissen musicians, the man a cello player facing left, wearing pale purple knickerbockers, white tights, black shoes with yellow bows, a white jacket with red lining, a white waistcoat with a blue and green floral motif, a grey hat, his cello tan and black. His companion, a hurdy-gurdy player, facing right, wearing a white skirt with a floral trim at the bottom, a pale pink jacket with puce trim, a white scarf with puce trim around her shoulders, a white hat trimmed in gold and purple with a purple florette. Both figures are seated on trunks attached to bases highlighted in gilt.