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