• 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 216

    A MEISSEN MYTHOLOGICAL CHARIOT GROUP OF MARS

    LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, INCISED MODEL NO. 22, IMPRESSED 149 AND 92, GILT 74., AFTER THE MODEL BY J.J. KÄNDLER

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    A MEISSEN MYTHOLOGICAL CHARIOT GROUP OF MARS
    LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, INCISED MODEL NO. 22, IMPRESSED 149 AND 92, GILT 74., AFTER THE MODEL BY J.J. KÄNDLER
    The god of war wearing a plumed helmet, seated in a chariot drawn by prancing horses among clouds, accompanied by a putto playing the timpani, the stepped trefoil base molded with stiff-leaf tips and gilt scrolls above pink-lined arches
    18 in. (45.7 cm.) wide, overall


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    See note to lot 213. Also see Meissen für die Zaren, op. cit., p. 104, abb. 26 for an 18th century example of this model.