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    Sale 2034

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art and Ceramics

    21 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 143

    A MEISSEN FIGURE GROUP OF EUROPA AND THE BULL

    LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, INCISED MODEL NO. 2697., IMPRESSED 69, GILT 20., AFTER THE MODEL BY J.J. KÄNDLER AND/OR JOHANN RIEDRICH EBERLEIN

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    A MEISSEN FIGURE GROUP OF EUROPA AND THE BULL
    LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, INCISED MODEL NO. 2697., IMPRESSED 69, GILT 20., AFTER THE MODEL BY J.J. KÄNDLER AND/OR JOHANN RIEDRICH EBERLEIN
    The scantily clad nymph modeled seated on the back of the disguised Jupiter, flanked by kneeling and seated attendant maidens, one offering Europa a flower taken from a basket, on an oval rocaille-molded base
    8¾ in. (22.2 cm.) high


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    See Abraham L. den Blaauwen, Meissen Porcelain in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 200, pp. 458-461, pl. 334 and pl. 335 for an example of these models from the collection of the Marquess of Exeter, now in the Rijksmuseum, and sold Christie's, London, 7-8 June 1888, lot 228. Also compare Angela Gräfin von Wallwitz, Celebrating Kaendler, Munich, 2006, cat. 29.