A Meissen porcelain figure of a Bacchic boy with a leopard

By Meissen Porcelain Manufactory (German, founded 1710)

£5,500

This intriguing Meissen porcelain model was crafted in the mid-18th century, and reflects aristocratic preferences for mythological subject matter.

 

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Description

The boy feeding the recumbent leopard grapes, wearing a vine wreath and a purple cloak painted with flowers, the base modelled with gilt-edged scrollwork

Crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, impressed with the number '4'

Details

Artist / Maker
By Meissen Porcelain Manufactory (German, founded 1710)
Country of Origin
German
Date of Manufacture
c.1755
Period
18th Century and Earlier
Style
Animal / Animalier, Mythological
Material
Porcelain
Colour
Cream, Gold, Purple

Dimensions

Height
9.5 cm / 3.5 inches
Width
13.2 cm / 5.1 inches

Reference:
007989

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