9 November 2004
A Meissen porcelain Venus and Cupid carriage group
MARKED WITH UNDERGLAZE BLUE CROSSED SWORDS, INCISED 2260, IMPRESSED 6., CIRCA 1880
Gilt and painted in colours, modelled as the scantily clad Venus holding an apple, seated within a shell carriage, flanked by Cupid holding a pair of billing doves on a leach
18 cm. high
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This carriage group was originally modelled together with a pair of horses by J.J. Kaendler in circa 1755.
See Y. Adams, Meissen Figures, 1730-1775 The Kaendler Period, 2001, p. 136, No. 375 for the group with the horses.
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