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Meissen Pair Figurines The Broken Bridge and The Broken Eggs Michel Acier, 1860

$8,958.65

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MEISSEN PAIR OF GORGEOUS FIGURINES OF FINEST QUALITY: - THE BROKEN EGGS - THE BROKEN BRIDGE MANUFACTORY:  MEISSEN DATING: MIDDLE OF 19TH CENTURY, MADE CIRCA 1860 - 70 MARKS: BLUE MEISSEN SWORD MARK OF 19TH CENTURY (WITH POMMELS ON HILTS) ATTACHED TO REVERSE SIDES. BOTTOM GLAZED. model number F 65 former's number 51/33 painter's number 74 (= The Broken Eggs) model number F 63 former's number 43 painter's number 2 (= The Broken Bridge) FIRST QUALITY MATERIAL:  WHITE PORCELAIN, GLOSSY FINISH, FINEST PAINTING TECHNIQUE:  HANDMADE PORCELAIN   DESIGNER: MICHEL VICTOR ACIER / designed and modelled circa 1777    / The modeller - born in France at Versailles - was staff member of Meissen manufactory as from 1764 as well as most important modeller apart from Kaendler / after Kaendler's death in the year 1775 he was alone responsible for creating models of Meissen manufactory. SPECIFICATIONS: SUBJECT: - THE BROKEN EGGS An ELEGANT LADY standing upright crosses her arms over her breasts - she is turning towards a naked cherub which is hiding itself under the lady's mantle / additionally, the lady holds a garland of flowers . An elder woman sits beside the lady: It seems that she tries to calm her ... there is a naked cherub kneeling before the lady figurines - it presents broken eggs to women - a basket filled with eggs is lying on ground (the eggs are pouring out). - The figurine group is based on oval rocky support with golden painted frieze. THE SCENE DEPICTED HERE IS REFERENCE TO SOME VINTAGE PROVERBS WHICH HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH BROKEN EGGS / for example: Broken Friendship as well as Broken Eggshells can't be repaired anymore. - He who breaks Eggs in Basket destroys a Plan had been elaboratively made before... - THE BROKEN BRIDGE The SQUIRE / GALLANT MAN is lifting up a NOBLE LADY who is going to enter the broken bridge in front of them A WINGED AMOR BOY is scattering roses on the bridge: THIS SCENE IS A WONDERFUL SYMBOL OF LOVE, INDEED ! Behind the figurines there is a second AMOR BOY visible: He has a quiver filled with arrows attached to his back. The figurine group is based on oval rocky support with golden-blue painted frieze. MEASURES / DIMENSIONS: - THE BROKEN EGGS MODEL F 65, former's number 51/33 height: 9.44 inches (= 24.0 cm) diameter of base: 5.90 inches (= 15.0 cm) - THE BROKEN BRIDGE MODEL F 63, former's number 137, painter's number 55 height: 10.03 inches (= 25.5 cm) diameter of base: 6.10 inches (= 15.5 cm) CONDITION :  EXCELLENT SMALL RESTORATIONS HAVE BEEN DONE AT A FEW PETALS OF FLOWER'S BLOSSOMS (NOT VISIBLE WITH NAKED EYE). APART FROM THAT, THERE AREN'T ANY RESTORATIONS / IMPERFECTIONS EXISTING. SHIPPING NOTE: These Meissen Figurines will be excellently wrapped and packed in two special boxes.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 10.03 in. (25.48 cm)Diameter: 6.10 in. (15.5 cm)
  • Style
    Rococo (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    MADE CIRCA 1860-70
  • Condition
    SMALL RESTORATIONS HAVE BEEN DONE AT A FEW PETALS OF FLOWER'S BLOSSOMS (NOT VISIBLE WITH NAKED EYE) / THERE AREN'T ANY DAMAGES EXISTING. EXCELLENT CONDITION.
  • Seller Location
    Vienna, AT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU101449538461

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