Tuesday, February 03, 2004

Affenkapelle Ware

(German: �Monkey Orchestra�), a series of figures created by the Meissen porcelain factory in Saxony (now in Germany) about 1747 and imitated later. Believed to be a parody of the Dresden Court Orchestra, the set was modeled by the German sculptors Johann Joachim K�ndler and Peter Reinicke after fanciful singerie (monkeys in human costume) engravings by the French artists

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