Naturresort Schindelbruch

Wheeling peacock

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This figure was created by Johann Joachim Kaendler in 1734, just three years after he joined the porcelain manufactory as an assistant to Johann Gottlieb Kirchner as a young court sculptor. Kändler's constant endeavours to depict the animals of the royal menagerie not only - as far as possible - in life-size, but also in their natural posture, did not stop at such difficult tasks as the depiction of a wheel-striking peacock in porcelain.

He succeeded in reproducing the fan-like flapping of the animal's feathers and at the same time recreating the fine transparency of the feathers and their light floating. The wheel-shaped tail consists of three concentric circles of feathers stacked densely and compactly one behind the other and, due to its great weight, had to be supported by the wings hanging down to the ground and the numerous plants between the feathers.


Height: 110 cm
Width: 93 cm
Depth: 42 cm
Weight: 95 kg

Design: Johann Joachim Kaendler (1734)

Position in the hotel: Lobby


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