Tailor of a Goat
17 inches / 44 cm in height
Inventory number: MeiFig_0055
After an 18th-century model by J.J. Kaendler. Crossed swords mark in underglaze blue.
King Augustus III’s chief administrator Count Bruhl was known as a dandy man with hundreds of suits therefore his tailor became extremely important to him.
When the ambitious tailor asked him to invite to the dinner at Court, which is improbable, the Count had Kaendler make a figure of the tailor.
The figure would be placed on his table, thus the empty promise could be fulfilled.
It is satirical yet is typical of Kaendler’s sense of fun.