Two Meissen models of bears, modelled by J.J. Kaendler, circa 1740
naturalistically modelled standing foursquare, one to the left and the other to the right, finely painted, one with brown markings, the other with brown/black strokes, the lighter coloured example with blue crossed swords mark under one paw
12.5cm., 4 7/8 in. high
Pietsch, U., Meißner Porzellanplastik von Gottlieb Kirchner und Johann Joachim Kaendler, Munich, 2006, pp. 148-9, no. 218.