20 - 21 April 2005
A MEISSEN BACCHIC FIGURE GROUP
Late 19th/20th century, blue crossed swords mark, impressed 148, incised R. 183., black painter's 69.
Modelled as a satyr seated on a carpeted mound taking grapes from a putto on his left shoulder, another putto pulling his vine, a third playing his pipes and the last tying on a sandal, while a goat eats vegetables from his lap, on a gilt-enriched rocaille-molded base
14½ in. (37 cm.) high
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