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TWO MEISSEN PORCELAIN FIGURE GROUPS EMBLEMATIC OF AIR AND FIRE

CIRCA 1745, MODELED BY J.J. KÄNDLER

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TWO MEISSEN PORCELAIN FIGURE GROUPS EMBLEMATIC OF AIR AND FIRE
CIRCA 1745, MODELED BY J.J. KÄNDLER
From a set of the Four Elements, each as a female nude with putto attendant, Air on a pink-tinted cloud base, a dove perched on her raised left hand, her right hand grasping the neck of a white peacock, a putto beside her holding a pair of bellows, Fire seated before a large flame and column of smoke, the putto stands before the bonfire with a torch
7 ¼ in. (18.4 cm.) high, Fire
Provenance
With J. Rochelle Thomas, London.
John D. Rockefeller Jr., New York, 1932-60.
The Estate of John D. Rockefeller, acquired May 1963.
Literature
D. Fennimore et al., The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection: Decorative Arts, New York, 1992, vol. IV, pp. 37-38, no. 12.
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