Meissen Birth of Venus Offermann Friedrich Figurine Model R 124 made 1900-1905

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Meissen gorgeous as well as rarest figurine:
Birth of Venus, model created by Friedrich Offermann (1898)

Manufactory: Meissen
Hallmarked: Blue Meissen Sword Mark (underglazed)
First quality
Dating: made circa 1900-1905
Material: porcelain, glossy finish, multicolored painted
Technique: handmade porcelain

Model number R 124 / former's number 8 / painter's number 54

Measures:
total height 14.17 inches
diameter of base 4.72 inches

Modeller:
Friedrich Offermann (1859-1913)
He was sculptor, having studied at Academy of Dresden.
Offermann created some monuments in Dresden, having been active on behalf of Meissen manufactory, too: Some models were purchased by Meissen manufactory in period as from 1890 until 1909.

The model R 124 was created in year 1898.

Subject:
Birth of Venus
Venus is a handsome semi-nude as well as long-haired woman's figurine having raised her arms: Her hair is decorated with a garland of flower's blossoms with leaves. The woman is balancing on a base abundantly decorated with Rocaille ornaments as well as with waves (= curling water) of sea. Additionally, a cherub - still floating in air - moves in headfirst manner towards sea.

Bibliography:
Bergmann, The Art of Meissen Figures, model numbers A 100 - Z 300, Erlangen (Germany) 2010, catalogue number 245 on page 134

Condition:
Excellent / there aren't any damages existing (= museum quality !)

Shipping note:
This most remarkable and rarest Meissen figurine will be excellently wrapped and packed in special box.

Details

  • Creator
    Friedrich Offermann (Sculptor)
  • Of the Period
    Art Nouveau
  • Place of Origin
    Germany
  • Condition
    Excellent. THERE AREN'T ANY DAMAGES EXISTING  (= MUSEUM QUALITY !) .
  • Dimensions
    14.17 in. H
    36 cm H
  • Diameter
    4.72
  • Seller Location
    Vienna, Austria
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU101447092843
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