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A MEISSEN FIGURE GROUP OF DIANA IN HER CHARIOT
A MEISSEN FIGURE GROUP OF DIANA IN HER CHARIOT

CIRCA 1880, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, INCISED 14., IMPRESSED 163 AND 96

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A MEISSEN FIGURE GROUP OF DIANA IN HER CHARIOT Circa 1880, blue crossed swords marks, incised 14., impressed 163 and 96 Seated in a stag-drawn chariot attended by a putto within moulded clouds, on a stepped scalloped base moulded with forget-me-nots and berried laurel swags 17½in. (44.5cm.) wide, overall

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See Robert E. Röntgen, The Book of Meissen, Atglen, PA, 1996, p.125, fig. 68 for a Meissen price list, circa 1850, illustrating this form. See also Dr. K. Berling, ed., Meissen China an Illustrated History, New York, 1972, p. 64 & 65 for a discussion of this series of allegorical and mythological groups originally designed in 1772-74 to glorify the Russian Empress Catherine the Great.

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