Lot 317. Meissen. The Arithmetic

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Auction date:13.11.2019   14:00 UTC +02:00
ID 252666
Lot 317Meissen. The Arithmetic
19. Century, Model By M. V. Acier.

Porcelain, coloured and gold equipped. Three on a rock base clustered cherubs in Arithmetic, with writing utensils, book and
Scroll. A hard pensive Putto holds to the head, the other takes
the Finger as a calculation aid. Height 21cm.
Swords Mark, 12, Malernr. 6. Condition C.
Pietsch, Ulrich (surrender): Meissen for the czars. Porcelain as a means of Saxon-Russian politics in the 18th century. Century, Munich 2002, P. 124-125, Catalogue No 192.

The design for this group is one of the models of the so-called 'Russian order'. The total of 40 small sculptures were added in 1772 Empress Catherine II in the case of Kaendler in order that supplied all the drawings, it is throw-ins. For the loft, Michel Victor Acier was then as a modeller also. The figures for the equipment of a Cabinet, in a Pavilion in the garden of Schloss Oranienbaum near St. Petersburg.
The 'arithmetic' is one of the eight allegories, the references to Catherine's role as a promoter of the arts and Sciences

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