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Meissen Apollo in Chariot of Sun by Kaendler for Czarina Katharina made c.1870

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Meissen gorgeous as well as rarest huge figurine group, once made first by order of Russian Czarina Katharina the Second (= Catherine the Great) during years 1772-1773 for equipment / facility of Lomonossow Castle (= the so-said 'Pavillon an den Rodelbergen'): God Phoebus Apollo situated in Chariot of Sun leads by reins four white horses rearing up. Meissen manufactory. Dating: Made 19th century (circa 1870). Material: White porcelain, glossy finish, finest painting. Technique: Handmade porcelain. Marks: This Meissen Figurine Group is marked by Blue Meissen Sword Mark of 19th century (Meissen Swords with Pommels on Hilts) / first quality. Model Number 3 / Former's Number 163/96. Designer: Johann Joachim Kaendler (1706-1775) / he was chief sculptor at Meissen manufactory as from 1742 until the year 1775. He is the most famous modeller Meissen manufactory ever had and created well-known series such as Shepherd Figurines, Comedian's Children, Gardener Children (with Acier), Paris Town Criers (with Reinicke and Meyer), Gallant Figurines, etc. Concerning this most important order of Czarina Katharina 2nd, Kaendler created some huge Figurine Groups of Antique Mythology, such as Phoebus Apollo, Luna, Mars, Venus, Merkur, Saturn, The Three Fates (Michael Victor Acier assisted Kaendler with this most important work and finally created the Group of Jupiter on his own responsibility after Kaendler's death in year 1775). Kaendler designed this figurine group (MODEL 3) circa 1772-1773. Subject: Phoebus Apollo situated in Chariot of Sun leads by reins four white horses rearing up. The God holding a sceptre has taken place in an amazingly sculptured carriage and four horses: He is framed by corona of rays / additionally, Apollo's figurine is accompanied by a little lovely cherub holding up sun's symbols. The figurine group is attached to scalloped huge base (= caused by the very special size of this Meissen Porcelain item, the base consists of two parts which had been screwed and sticked together: Look at the referring pictures, please!) Spectacular appearance as well as excellent Meissen quality, delicate finest painting, superb modelling. Please note that this figurine group has a front which means that it has to be put at a wall's front side as Kaendler had once considered: For this reason this figurine group has a backside with straight edge (look at referring picture, please!) Measures/ dimensions: height: 30.5 cm (= 12.00 inches) total width: 45.0 cm (= 17.71 inches) depth: 17.5 cm (= 6.88 inches) Bibliography: Published by Ulrich Pietsch, 'Meißen fuer die Zaren' (= Meissen Porcelain on behalf of Russian Emperors), Munich 2004, pages 103 - 115. Condition: Excellent (finest condition / museum quality. The reins were restored, apart from that there aren't any damages existing) Please note concerning shipping: This huge figurine group will be shipped fully insured worldwide by forwarding company. Shipping fees: USD $ 800.

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  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 12 in. (30.48 cm)Width: 17.71 in. (44.99 cm)Depth: 6.88 in. (17.48 cm)
  • Style
    Baroque (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1870
  • Condition
    FINEST CONDITION / MUSEUM QUALITY. The reins were restored, apart from that there aren't any damages existing.
  • Seller Location
    Vienna, AT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU101445396603

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Vienna, Austria
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