A rare Meissen figure of Mercury, circa 1750

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Lot 225
A rare Meissen figure of Mercury, circa 1750

£ 2,000 - 3,000
US$ 2,500 - 3,700
A rare Meissen figure of Mercury, circa 1750
Probably modelled by J.J. Kaendler, holding a caduceus in his left hand and a pouch in his raised right hand, seated on clouds wearing a winged helmet and a yellow-lined pink cloak with floral gilt decoration, on a gilt-edged flared plinth base, 16.1cm high, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue to the rear of the base (minor restoration)

Footnotes

  • For a discussion of the model see Katharina Christiane Herzog, Mythologische Kleinplastik in Meißener Porzellan 1710-1775 (2012), no. 110.
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