25 October 2007
This lot is offered without a reserve
A MEISSEN FIGURE GROUP, 'NEPTUNE AND THETIS'
LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, INCISED N 1, IMPRESSED 137, PAINTED 1., AFTER THE MODEL BY J.J. KÄNDLER
Modelled as the god of the sea standing in a clam-shell chariot pulled by two hippocampi, attended by the nereid Thetis and two other seanymphs, two tritons, a putto, three dolphins and a seabeast among scrolling waves and shells, on a gilt enriched base moulded with alternating scallop shells and stiff-leaf tips
18½ in. (47 cm.) high; 24 in. (60.9 cm.) wide (3)
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For a portion of this model in the exhibition Meissen für die Zaren and in the collection of Lomonossow, Staatliches Museum und Garten Oranienbaum, see Pietsch, op. cit., p. 111, no. 168.
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