Figurative centrepiece with a kakiemon decoration. Naturalistically designed tree stump covered with plastic flowering twigs. On a mossy finish, a pair of children running around a tree trunk, holding each other tightly, wrapped in purple-coloured cloths, partly patterned with gold. Above a large oval bowl with kakiemon decoration on her hands, painted in underglaze blue, overdecorated in iron red and gold. Polychrome painting. Margin of the bowl minim. rest.; designed by Johann Joachim Kaendler. Sword brand with blue-painted signature. "K." H. 34.5 cm. Cf. cat. Museum Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Blaumalerei, p. 38; Berling, Festschrift, Fig. 133 A figural porcelain centrepiece with Kakiemon decor. Minor restored rim. Crossed swords mark. Meissen. About 1730-1735.