The "Swan Service" by Johann Joachim Kaendler from 1737 with over 2,200 different Meissen porcelains and orignally designed for more than 100 people is considered as one of the most impressive testimonies to German baroque art. Never before had an ensemble been created on this scale and with such an opulent wealth of sculptural design. The central motif of the extensive "Swan Service" is the moving water as a symbol of the eternal source of life. In addition to numerous porcelains for the table, Kaendler also created various figurines and sculptures as a supplementary ensemble for the swan service. Therefore also the 36 cm high "River God I" takes up the water motif and at the same time fits harmoniously into the maritime flair of the "MEISSEN Blue Treasures" service.