MEISSEN PORCELAIN GROUP, “America and Europe”

$3,500

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Meissen, circa 1760-1780

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Description

A MEISSEN PORCELAIN FIGURE  EMBLEMATIC OF AMERICA AND EUROPE

Meissen, model by F.E. Meyer, circa 1760-1780

Modeled as two frolicking putti on round shaped rocaille-moulded base enriched in gilt,

America wearing feathered head-dress and waist band, kneeling on the back of an alligator-like mythical creature,

holding a bow in his right hand, arrow in his left and a full quiver next to the creature.

Europe seated on a rocky outcrop, holding an orb and a scepter with dueling pistols at his feet.

Marked with an underglaze blue crossed swords mark and red painted numbers 15?? on the underside.

Hight – 9 3/4 in. (24,8 cm)

CONDITION:

Minor firing cracks (typical for the porcelain figures of that period), no damages or restorations. Very good condition considering age.

NOTE:

An almost identical figure in not nearly as good condition (broken orb, missing bow) sold for £2,750 on November 26, 2013 at Christie’s, London, lot 614 

  • Item Nr. 5928 (Meissen PORCELAIN figure “America and Europe”)

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