25 October 2007
This lot is offered without a reserve
A MEISSEN (OUTSIDE-DECORATED) FIGURE GROUP, 'CAPTURE OF THE TRITONS'
19TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK WITH INCISION BELOW, INCISED C 35., PAINTED J., AFTER THE MODEL BY J.J. KÄNDLER
Modelled as two scantily clad nymphs and a putto hauling in a net with tritons and fish, on a rockwork base applied with bulrushes, shells, coral, a frog and a lobster
13 in. (33 cm.) high
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Cf. Berling, op. cit., table 5, fig. 3 for a colour plate of this model.
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