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Meissen Figure of Schindler: The Leibhussar of Heinrich, Graf Von Brühl (c. 1736 to c. 1738 Germany)


MEISSEN PORCELAIN (worked from 1710)

Country of Origin



c. 1736 to c. 1738


Hard paste porcelain


  14.00cm high
(  5.51 inches high)


Yvonne Hackenbroch, Meissen and Other Continental Porcelain from the Collection of Irwin Untermyer, New York 1956, pl. 57, no. 104; Ulrich Pietsch, Frühes Meissener Porzellan: Kostbarkeiten aus deutschen Privatsammlungen, Hetjens-Museum Düsseldorf 1997, no.198

Description / Expertise

Modeled by Johann Joachim Kändler, circa 1735, mould no. 108; one of his earliest models and examples are rare
Schindler was the personal Leibhusar (bodyguard) of Count Brühl (1700-63), who under the protection of Augustus the Strong rose to the ranks of Oberkämmerer and became Chief Minister to his son Augustus III. Amongst his 300 servants he employed Schindler, who was famously portrayed in a painting standing between the Court blackamoor and a Heiduck, (now in the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden). This painting was probably executed on the occasion of the marriage of Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony to the Dauphin of France in 1747. Brühl became head of the Meissen factory in 1733, and was promoted to Director in 1739.
Examples in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Museum für angewandte Kunst, Vienna (MAK), Porzellansammlung Zwinger, Dresden.