25 October 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 5,625
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
A MEISSEN FIGURE OF THE TRIUMPH OF AMPHITRITE
LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, INCISED 127. AND 94., PAINTED W.
Finely modelled with Neptune's bride seated, accompanied by Cupid, in a giant shell carried by three mermen, on a fixed stand formed as rockwork and cascading waterfalls
13¾ in. (34.9 cm.) high
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After first resisting Neptune's wooing, the sea god sent dolphins after Amphitrite who coaxed her to be his bride. Cf. 1910 Meissen Catalogue, op. cit., pl. 15.
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