This particularly splendid piece of Meissen hunting porcelain documents an event both dramatic and odd, which actually took place on 27 October 1739. During coursing near the hunting lodge Clemenswerth, the Elector Clemens August of Cologne's pack of hounds had coursed a deer onto the roof of a stable for sheep, where it remained a little while until the piqueurs of the ruler, who was a passionate hunter, killed the animal. Clemens August desired to have this scene as a fully sculpted figure on a hunting goblet made of porcelain. Johann Joachim Kaendler created the piece as requested. The Saxon Elector Friedrich August II, an equally passionate huntsman, was so pleased by the goblet that he ordered one for himself. Limited Edition.