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    Sale 2775

    European Furniture, Clocks, Sculpture and Works of Art

    19 - 20 December 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 72

    Two Meissen allegorical large vases from the 'Four Elements' series

    1860-1880, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, THE WATER VASE WITH THREE INCISED LINES AND SCRIPT M

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    Two Meissen allegorical large vases from the 'Four Elements' series
    1860-1880, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, THE WATER VASE WITH THREE INCISED LINES AND SCRIPT M
    Inspired by Kändler models (1741-1747), modelled in relief and outlined in gilt, with generous spout, on oval pedestal base, the 'Water' vase with a maritime scene with various vessels, applied with protruding rearing horses, a mermaid and sea monstres, the neck with Neptune, the algae and shell handle surmounted by a putto (extremity to tail of the mermaid lacking and extremity to sea monstre tail broken and kept apart, chipping to four ears of horses, some glaze imperfections to the back), 62 cm. high, the 'Fire' vase with an erupting volcano scene and animals running for burning lava, the nude
    Eolus seated above a deer, the side with a youngster holding a flaming torch, the fierce dragon handle surmounted by a winged putto (chipping to the encrustation and restored paw to a rabbit, the lower part of one wing of the dragon lacking and one extremity to the other wing restuck, one wing to the upper putto restuck), 67.8 cm. high (2)


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