7 May 2008
A MEISSEN GROUP 'THE RAPE OF PROSERPINE'
MID-18TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK
Modelled by J.J. Kändler, the crowned Hades scantily clad in a flowing robe, striding forward barefoot and carrying the struggling bare-breasted Proserpine over his left shoulder, Proserpine garlanded with flowers and scantily clad in a lilac robe with indianische Blumen, the oval mound base with large pierced rocaille scrolls and applied with flowers and foliage
10 3/8 in. (26.3 cm.) high
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