Large Meissen porcelain group of the Capture of the Tritons

By Meissen Porcelain Manufactory (German, founded 1710)

£4,500

This superb Meissen porcelain group depicts a Rococo style mythological scene of water nymphs hauling in a fishing net containing the young water god Triton.

 

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Description

This large porcelain group by Meissen depicts mythological subject matter. Two water nymphs, both naked except for scanty drapes around their hips, are assisted by a putto in their hauling in of a fishing net containing the infant Triton, along with some caught fish. The group is set on an integral rockwork base applied with a frog, some coral, various shells, and reeds. The present model is after the 18th century original modelled by Kändler and is thus designed and decorated in the German Rococo style, with pastel shades of blue and pink predominating.

The underside is marked with blue underglaze crossed swords for Meissen, is impressed with the model number ‘C 35 / 51’, and is numbered ‘54’ in red painter’s pigment.

Details

Artist / Maker
By Meissen Porcelain Manufactory (German, founded 1710)
Country of Origin
German
Date of Manufacture
19th Century
Period
19th Century
Style
Meissen, Mythological, Rococo
Material
Porcelain
Colour
Blue, Brown, Multi-coloured, Pink, White

Dimensions

Height
31 cm / 12.2 inches
Width
27 cm / 10.6 inches
Depth
17 cm / 6.7 inches

Reference:
16842

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