• 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 214

    A MEISSEN MYTHOLOGICAL CHARIOT GROUP OF MERCURY

    LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, INCISED MODEL NO. 30, IMPRESSED 43, AFTER THE MODEL J.J. KÄNDLER

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    A MEISSEN MYTHOLOGICAL CHARIOT GROUP OF MERCURY
    LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, INCISED MODEL NO. 30, IMPRESSED 43, AFTER THE MODEL J.J. KÄNDLER
    The god attended by a genius as he rides among the clouds in a chariot drawn by ravens, a cockerel at the helm, his caduceus in hand, on a stepped base gilt with a key-pattern band
    18½ in. (47 cm.) wide, overall


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    See note to the previous lot. Also see Meissen für die Zaren, op. cit., p. 114, no. 173 for an 18th century example of this model in the Staatliches Museum, Lomonossow.