Meissen Figurines Europe Riding on White Bull by G. Juechtzer made circa 1880

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Meissen gorgeous figurine group:
'Europe riding on white bull / Rape of Europe'

manufactured, circa 1880.

Modelled by:
Christian Gottfried Juechtzer (1752 - 1812) / model K 70 created, cicra 1793
Bibliography:
Sabine and Thomas Bergmann, Meissen Figures / Model Numbers A 1 - Z 99, catalogue number 346 on page 180

Specifications:
Europe is sitting on the huge bull which is metamorphosed Greek God Zeus who had fallen in love with her (for this reason Zeus had prepared kidnapping which was finally successful). The riding Europa is busy with gripping bull's right Horn as well as with seizing a flower's garland floating around the bull's horns / one garland's end is held by a lovely cherub accompanying the bull.

Excellently modelled and painted:
Europa's dress is stunningly shaped / the flower garland consisting of sculptured flower's blossoms with leaves held by riding Europe as well as by cherub figurine is excellently modelled as well as delicately painted, too.
The figurine group is based on oval white support decorated with Rocaille ornaments as well as with sculptured flower's blossoms with leaves.

Size:
Height 25.0 cm / 9.84 inches
width 21.0 cm / 8.26 inches
depth 16.0 cm / 6.23 inches.

Marks:
MEISSEN CROSSED SWORD MARK OF THIRD QUARTER OF 19TH CENTURY: made circa 1880
FIRST QUALITY
model number K 70 / former's number 32

Condition:
In superb condition / a very few tiny petals of flowers' blossoms were restored (not visible with naked eye) / apart from that there aren't any restorations existing: please look at the pictures!
   

Details

  • Creator
    Christian Gottfried Juechtzer (Sculptor)
  • In the Style Of
    Neoclassical
  • Place of Origin
    Germany
  • Condition
    Excellent. IN SUPERB CONDITION / A VERY FEW TINY PETALS OF FLOWERS' BLOSSOMS WERE RESTORED (NOT VISIBLE WTH NAKED EYE) / APART FROM THAT THERE AREN'T ANY RESTORATIONS EXISTING: PLEASE LOOK AT THE PICTURES.
  • Dimensions
    9.84 in. H x 8.26 in. W x 6.23 in. D
    25 cm H x 21 cm W x 16 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Vienna, Austria
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU101447233863
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