Rare Meissen Figurine "Neptune on a Shell"


Редкая фигурка "Нептун на раковине" Мейсен.

On a rectangular plinth, standing on a fluted shell, is a shield-crowned, long-bearded sea god Neptune (Greek Poseidon) with white, wind-blown fabric draped around him, cinched by a purple band. The sparingly accentuated, polychrome painting with gold contouring is attributed to either Johann Joachim Kaendler and Johann Friedrich Eberlein. Uncertain restoration; sword mark. Height 21.5 cm. The thematic connection to the significant Swan Service designed by J.J. Kaendler and J.F. Eberlein around 1739/1742 for Count Heinrich von Bruhl is evident. It is conceivable that this figure could serve as a crowning piece for a large centerpiece. Whether this is a figure from the famous service of the minister cannot be proven, but the attribution to Eberlein/Kaendler is certainly permissible. Additionally, Karl Berling (Festschrift, 1910) mentions a Neptune figure with a shell modeled by Eberlein in 1741 for a Baron von Stecken. The present figure is likely a model closely related to the Bruhl Swan Service, which fits in as a table decoration. See Berling, Festschrift, 1910, p. 42 (without illustration). A rare porcelain figure of Neptune on a seashell with sparsely accentuated painting, modeled. Insignificantly restored. Crossed swords mark. Meissen. Circa 1745.

10 Feb 2024

2 890 200,00




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