Lot 303. Meissen. Maria Victoria

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Auction date:13.11.2019   14:00 UTC +02:00
ID 252652
Lot 303Meissen. Maria Victoria
Model By J. J. Kaendler.

Porcelain, white. On ebonisiertem wooden base. The mother of God, in long, Baroque garb, and with flowing veil, the
Christ child on the Arm. She stands on a Crescent moon and Globe as symbols of their
earthly and heavenly Sphere. To the winds their feet a winged themselves
Dragon, the teeth with wide open mouth and gebleckten to her and the Christ child
up looks. Height without Base 42cm.
Swords mark painted with three Grinding. Condition A.
Hessian Private Collection.

Pietsch, Ulrich: Meissen Porcelain Sculpture. Gottlieb Kirchner and Johann Joachim Kaendler. München 2006, P. 97, Catalogue No. 133.

The motif of the victory won by the mother of God, as an image of the counter-reformation movement, in the Baroque period, important. The order of the figure was made in the year 1738, and goes back to the electress Maria Josepha. The Austria-born wife of Friedrich August II was a devout Catholic, and gave several figures of the virgin Mary at the manufactory in order. Johann Joachim Kaendler noted this in his work report: "A mother of God image Of the same size as Bishero the apostles poußiret been made Which Also Königl: Hoff been bestellet. It is at Such an image on a ball, What a dragon is occurs to you, has on the left Arm, the Christ child sietzen, Which succumbed with a skewer to the dragon in the throat, stings, Such. Otherwise erwehntes image is clothed with robes of ordinary Maaßen"

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