A Meissen group of two Shepherd lovers, circa 1762-65
Lot 233
A Meissen group of two Shepherd lovers, circa 1762-65
Sold for £1,800 (US$ 3,022) inc. premium
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A Meissen group of two Shepherd lovers, circa 1762-65
Modelled by J.J. Kändler, seated on rockwork, the shepherd holding a garland of flowers to his partner's chest, the shepherdess leaning against a plinth with two lambs at her feet, her skirt and his jacket painted with indianische Blumen, on a scroll work base picked out with gilt, 15.8cm high, crossed swords in underglaze-blue (minor chip to leaf, shepherdess' hand restored)

Footnotes

  • Based on an engraving by Claude Duflos after Boucher entitled Le Pasteur Gallant printed under the title Les Amours Pastorales. A group is illustrated with its counterpart group, Listener at the Well, by Adams 1987, p.50.
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