Pair of antique Meissen style porcelain wall brackets

Style of Meissen Porcelain Manufactory (German, founded 1710)

£3,500

These porcelain wall brackets are crafted in the style of the famous German manufacturer, Meissen, and feature charming figurative paintings and sculpture.

 

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Description

The two wall brackets are designed to look like white baskets, which are entwined and draped with colourful flowers and green foliage. The brackets’ bases are decorated with paintings of flowers and lovers seated in woodland settings.

Each bracket features a sculptural porcelain putto – that is, a classically-inspired, semi-nude boy – who sits at the base of the basket-form body. One putto is depicted holding a sheaf of wheat in one hand, and a scythe in the other. The other putto wears a fur-lined cloak and warms his hands on a fire urn, which is placed on his lap.

The top and back of the brackets are covered with wood. The flat wooden top provides a platform on which to place a fine piece of decorative art. 

These wall brackets have been designed in an 18th Century Rococo revival style, which is typical of Meissen porcelain wares. Established in the early 18th Century, Meissen was the first factory to create hard-paste porcelain wares in Europe. The firm employed some of the finest modellers and painters, and sold its goods to royalty and European nobility.

Details

Artist / Maker
Style of Meissen Porcelain Manufactory (German, founded 1710)
Country of Origin
German
Date of Manufacture
Late 19th Century
Period
Late 19th Century
Style
Classical, Figurative Art, Meissen
Material
Porcelain, Wood
Colour
Black, Cream, Green, Multi-coloured

Dimensions

Height
27 cm / 10.6 inches
Width
34 cm / 13.4 inches
Depth
18 cm / 7.1 inches

Reference:
15710

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