Description

ORIGINAL MEISSEN FIGURINE GROUP – A BACCHANAL 

It is manufactured in most skilful manner,    A MOST INTERESTING MEISSEN FIGURINE GROUP :

The group is depicting a so-said  BACCHANAL  – which was a festival being a tribute to the Greek-Roman God of Wine  DIONYSOS / BACCHUS:

These so-said   “Bacchanalia”   were drunken or riotous celebrations in ancient times. 

The female nude is lying on ground  /  she supports herself on her bent left arm which is laid on a rock covered with stuff.   Behind her there stands a handsome male faun  clasping his hands in order to squeeze some grapes, their juice will run into a wine cup held by the lady nude’s right raised hand.

Further there are two lovely boyish fauns visible.  One of them is playing a horn trumpet, the second one holds a Pan flute in its right hand.  Behind the figurines there is a leafy tree visible.

The figurines are based on oval rocky support decorated with Rocaille ornaments as well as with leaves. 

THIS MEISSEN FIGURINE GROUP IS OF STUNNING BEAUTY  /  IT IS QUITE RARE ! 

THE SUBJECT OF THIS MEISSEN ITEM BELONGS TO THE LARGE MEISSEN FIGURINE GROUPS OF SERIES OF MYTHOLOGY. 

MEASURES / DIMENSIONS:

height:  9.4  inches   

widht:   7.6  inches  

MARKS: 

THIS MEISSEN FIGURINE GROUP IS MARKED BY BLUE MEISSEN SWORD MARK (UNDERGLAZED)   OF MIDDLE OF  19TH CENTURY

MADE CIRCA 1870  

MODEL NUMBER  D 63   |    PAINTER’S NUMBER  67 |    FORMER’S   NUMBER   2

CONDITION: 

GOOD CONDITION – NO CHIPS, CRACKS OR REPAIRS

MANUFACTORY:  MEISSEN

DATING:       made circa 1870

MATERIAL:  WHITE PORCELAIN, GLOSSY FINISH, FINEST PAINTING

TECHNIQUE:  HANDMADE PORCELAIN