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Two years after joining the Meissen factory, Johann Kaendler (1706-1775) became Modellmeister (head modeler) and was charged with creating models for special occasions.

This liqueur barrel is an elaborate architectural piece containing the decorative curves, gold highlights and idealized landscapes of the French style. Bacchus, the ancient Greek god of wine, is seated on top of the barrel holding a coffee cup, a reflection of the popular custom of drinking coffee mixed with liqueur.