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Pair of 18th Century Meissen Porcelain Figurines of the Sense

$24,500per set

About the Item

A fine pair of 18th century Meissen Porcelain allegorical figurines of smell and hearing from a set of the senses probably modeled by J.J. Kandler. Each group is on a footed square base. Smell wearing a yellow-lined flowered white robe and grey-lined green cloak, coquettishly smells a rose while a potpourri rests on a pedestal beside her. She is flanked at her feet by hound sniffing the flowers at her feet. She is wrapped in a colorful cloth that seems to be on the verge of sliding off her hips while her tunic slips down to expose her breast. There is a museum inventory number of 106745 on the back in red. Hearing wearing a lilac-lined flowered white dress and a yellow-lined purple flowered cloak, playing the lute and flanked by a stag and a gold music book at her feet. Hearing is wrapped in the inverse colors of the other figurine with yellow as the primary color and purple as the highlight. Her tunic too slips down to expose her breast as her foot rests on a book. The Stag is intricately hand-painted so that every hair is visible. There is a under glazed cobalt blue crossed sword marking on the back of the base.
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 11 in (27.94 cm)Width: 5 in (12.7 cm)Depth: 4.5 in (11.43 cm)
  • Sold As:
    Set of 2
  • Style:
    Rococo (Of the Period)
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  • Date of Manufacture:
    1750s
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  • Seller Location:
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: 1407089195180

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