EXQUISITE ANTIQUE MEISSEN FIGURE ALLEGORICAL OF SPRING AFTER P REINICKE c1750


EXQUISITE ANTIQUE MEISSEN FIGURE ALLEGORICAL OF SPRING AFTER P REINICKE c1750

A very fine late nineteenth/ early twentieth century Meissen hard paste porcelain figure allegorical of ‘Spring’ from a Set of the ‘Four Seasons’, this is a later pull after a model by J.J Kanedler & P Reinicke c1748-50. The figure (first quality) exquisitely sculpted and in absolutely mint condition depicting a scantily clad young boy in a puce and yellow sash, he holds a rose in his left hand and a basket of flowers in his right above a naturalistic mound form base liberally applied with florets as shown. Interested parties may wish to see the Mythology, court Life and street traders sections within Meissen Portrait Figures by Len and Yvonne Adams were they will note figures with stylistically comparable figures both in terms of modelling, subject and detail. In addition there are four figures entitled ‘The Seasons’ plate 57, page 55 within ‘The Book of Meissen Second Edition’ by Robert E Rontgen. This model stands 5 ½ inches tall and is marked with the Meissen factories blue underglaze crossed swords (NO cancellation or incision marks!) and is accompanied by impressed and incised numbers as shown, the piece is in absolutely mint condition, there is one MINUTE factory flaw/ glaze chip to the edge of a single leaf (illustrated- last), the

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