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    Sale 2037

    Important European Furniture, Ceramics, and Carpets

    21 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 241

    A MEISSEN (MARCOLINI) BISCUIT FIGURE GROUP OF THE TRIUMPH OF AMPHITRITE

    PROBABLY 18TH CENTURY, IMPRESSED TRIANGLE AND CROSSED SWORDS MARK, INCISED NO. 127, IMPRESSED SQUARE AND 137

    Price Realised  

    A MEISSEN (MARCOLINI) BISCUIT FIGURE GROUP OF THE TRIUMPH OF AMPHITRITE
    PROBABLY 18TH CENTURY, IMPRESSED TRIANGLE AND CROSSED SWORDS MARK, INCISED NO. 127, IMPRESSED SQUARE AND 137
    Finely modeled with Neptune's bride and Cupid riding in a giant shell applied with a garland and carried by three mermen, on a fixed stand formed as rockwork and cascading waterfalls
    13 3/8 in. (33.9 cm.) high (2)


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    After first resisting Neptune's wooing, the sea god sent dolphins after Amphitrite who coaxed her to be his bride. For a late 19th century colored example of this model, see The Collection of Dr. W.A. Criswell, Christie's, New York, 25 October 2007, lot 106. An 18th century example is in the collection of the Residenz Museum, Munich.