This amazing detailed Meissen porcelain sculpture of THE PARCAE’ showcases Three Fates atop a rocky ledge handing out the Thread of Life. Look at Clotho who is seated and holds a distaff while Lachesis is standing and is measuring the thread with a rod. The attendant Putto is handing her more for the skein. See how the winged Chronos is stealing the scissors from the recumbent Atropos. He is clutching her hair with his left hand while her fingers are entwined in the scissors. The complete sculpture is on a stepped gilt-enriched base with Vitruvian scroll and entwined ribbons.
See the complete beauty of the scene that has been captured so well by the Master Modeler. Look at the beauty of the figurines that have been carved with such gusto and detail. Look at the bright colors and the delicate floral patterns that have been hand painted with great detail. Notice the delineated muscles, curve of the bodies and the folds of the fabric on the figurines. See how the different postures and actions have been aptly captured by the artist, J.J. Kändler. Look at the winged Chronos and his chiseled body.
Look at Atropos, as she is half lying down and her dress has slipped off one of the shoulders. Notice the colorful and bright flowers on her dress. Don’t miss the intricate patterns, folds and fall of the dress while the blue colored scarf is draped around her waist. See the different facial expressions, delineated lines and curves of the waist, knees and the legs. All of it has been done with infinite details and precision. See the tiny feet and toes, the proportion and the symmetry is amazing. Meissen porcelain sculptures and figures are known for high quality workmanship. The tiny cherub, Clotho and Lachesis are crafted with equal perfection.
A MEISSEN FIGURE GROUP, ‘THE PARCAE’ , 19TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, TWICE INCISED N.33, Painter nu:31.This was THE MODEL BY J.J. KÄNDLER
15 in. (38 cm.) high
15″ High, 14″ Wide, 6″ deep
High: 38 cm / 15 In
Width: 35.56 Cm / 14 In
Depth: 15.24 Cm / 6 In