Lot 1094. Pair of rare figure groups

Starting price:€ 28 000
Auction date:01.12.2018   11:00
Lot 1094Pair of rare figure groups
for a table service of king Frederick II of Prussia.
In strong rocaille-relief, vividly crafted, curved Base. Before the flowers umzogenen tree tendrils, on a Rocky seat, a young lady in a floral robe, playing the Lute. Side up-growing, sculptural shrubs and flowers. To their feet with Apples, pears, and grapes filled the fruit basket. As a counter-piece in front of a vine covered tree, a seated Bacchus with his flute playing, as the personification of autumn. To lying at his feet dog. Polychrome painting with Gold contouring. Design by Friedrich Elias Meyer and Johann Joachim Kaendler. Partly. Collection label. Unw. rest.; Sword brand. H. 26 cm.
The 1746/48 in the Meissen manufactory active young modeller Friedrich Elias Meyer employee Johann Joachim Kaendlers and, as such, stylistically, with the Hofmodelleur was close. Both character groups have high Similarity with the bacchant group Kaendlers, by the strong relief of plastically ¿equal to fire the waves of¿ modeled rocaille work of the base, is characteristic of the Rococo period in Meissen. The figure groups of the lute and the flute players were thought of as a table decoration, and therefore Allan-sighted designed. A nearly identical figure to the loud player is in the collection Pauls-Eisenbeiss, and was probably designed for a Service of Friedrich II. of Prussia.
Cf. Kat. Slg. Paul, Bd. I, p. 472 f.; Schnorr von Carolsfeld, p. 98ff.; Staatl. Porzellan-Manufaktur Meissen Bd. I, Sheet 11.
Provenance: Slg. Brigitte Britzke, Bad Pyrmont (Flute Player).
A pair of figure groups of a fluet and a lute player. Insignificant restorations. Crossed swords mark.
Meissen. To 1760.

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