• 500 Years Decorative Arts Euro auction at Christies

    Sale 2305

    500 Years Decorative Arts Europe Including Oriental Carpets

    20 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 213

    A MEISSEN MYTHOLOGICAL CHARIOT GROUP OF JUPITER

    LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, INCISED MODEL NO. 29, IMPRESSED 36, IRON-RED 26, AFTER THE MODEL BY M.V. ACIER

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    A MEISSEN MYTHOLOGICAL CHARIOT GROUP OF JUPITER
    LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, INCISED MODEL NO. 29, IMPRESSED 36, IRON-RED 26, AFTER THE MODEL BY M.V. ACIER
    The god drawing lighting bolts from among the clouds as he rides in an eagle-drawn chariot, attended by a putto, on a shaped stepped base molded with stiff-leaf tips above gilt ovolo
    21 in. (53.2 cm.) wide, overall


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    See Dr. K. Berling, ed., Meissen China Illustrated History, New York, 1972, p. 65-6 for a discussion of this series of allegorical and mythological groups originally designed in 1772-74 for the Meissen room at the Oranienbaum Palace of Catherine the Great in St. Petersburg. Also see Meissen für die Zaren, op. cit., p. 104, abb. 25 for an 18th century version of this model.