The gallant courtly figurine groups that Johann Joachim Kaendler modelled between 1738 and 1748 are both the overture and climax of the art of small porcelain sculptures per se. Kaendler had found the ideal size where even the smallest details could be delicately elaborated and painted. In this way, we get an impression of the glamour and etiquette of courtly life en miniature, as graceful and elegant as the lived reality at the time. To this day, no other art form represents the lifestyle and spirit of rococo as Kaedler's elegant courtly groups do. It is very likely that many of the cavaliers and ladies in hooped skirts are portraits of well-known people of their time, placed on the dining table to create an amusing déjà-vu. Limited Edition.