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    Sale 7663

    Fasque The Scottish Seat of the Gladstones

    7 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 202

    A MEISSEN GROUP 'THE RAPE OF PROSERPINE'

    MID-18TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK

    Price Realised  

    A MEISSEN GROUP 'THE RAPE OF PROSERPINE'
    MID-18TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK
    Modelled by J.J. Kändler, the crowned Hades scantily clad in a flowing robe, striding forward barefoot and carrying the struggling bare-breasted Proserpine over his left shoulder, Proserpine garlanded with flowers and scantily clad in a lilac robe with indianische Blumen, the oval mound base with large pierced rocaille scrolls and applied with flowers and foliage
    10 3/8 in. (26.3 cm.) high


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