Meissen stunning figurines of lovely appearance: pair of cherubs / cupids as flora and zephyr
Height: 5.11 inches (= 13.0 cm)
Width: 4.33 inches (= 11.0 cm)
Depth: 2.95 inches (= 7.5 cm)
Hallmarked: Blue Meissen Sword Mark of PRE-MARCOLINI PERIOD is dimly visible (glazed bottom).
It is model 2576 (model number isn't visible here) / former's number 17
Dating: ROCOCO period / 18th century / made circa 1760 (= PRE-MARCOLINI PERIOD!)
Material: porcelain, glossy finish, multicolored painted
Technique: handmade porcelain
Johann Joachim Kaendler (born in 1706 near Dresden / Germany - died 1775 in Meissen) & assistants.
Model 2576 created circa 1758.
Kaendler 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, Asian Figurines etc.
A pair of lovely cherubs / cupids are turning to each other in fondly manner. The female cupid has sat down - she holds a flower garland whereas her male companion is seated on ground, putting his right arm on girl's upper body / the boyish cupid seizes a flower garland, too.
The figurine group is based on Rocaille socle decorated with some flowers' blossoms. This cherubs' pair of figurines is called 'Flora and Zephyr:
In Roman mythology, Flora is a Goddess of Flowers and of The Season of Spring – a symbol for nature and flowers. Flora is married to Zephyr, the Wind God.
Sabine & Thomas Bergmann, Meissen Figures, model numbers 1 - 3000 (Erlangen, Germany) 2017, catalogue number 1998 on page 449.
there aren't any damages existing = excellent condition
(referring to all details, i.e. flower's blossoms, the cherubs' features etc. ) / a very few leaves' petals were excellently restored (= not visible with naked eye).