• 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 207

    A PAIR OF LARGE MEISSEN FIGURE GROUPS, 'AMORS FESSELUNG' AND 'AMOR IN NÖTEN'

    LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, INCISED MODEL NOS. J 70. AND J.82., IMPRESSED NUMERALS, AFTER THE MODELS BY C.G. JÜCHTZER

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF LARGE MEISSEN FIGURE GROUPS, 'AMORS FESSELUNG' AND 'AMOR IN NÖTEN'
    LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, INCISED MODEL NOS. J 70. AND J.82., IMPRESSED NUMERALS, AFTER THE MODELS BY C.G. JÜCHTZER
    Each modeled with Cupid in distress, his quiver and bow strewn aside, either having his wings clipped and arrows broken by two young maidens or being 'bound' by ribbons, the oval base molded with ovolo and acanthus
    14 in. (35.5 cm.) wide (2)


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    For a line drawing and history of these models, see. T.H. Clarke, Marcolini Meissen Figures Engraved by Friedrich Elasser, 1782-1792, London, 1988, pp. 53-4 and 110, figs. 191 and 193.