Description

This STUNNING 19th Century MEISSEN FIGURINE GROUP  of Children Making Wine With Press Machine  is manufactured in most skillful manner. 

On wine side   there are   a girl and three boys visible,  one boy being busy with turning the press, the second one holds a small drinking cup in raised hand, the third one is going to drink from a wine glass.
Behind the wine press  a lovely boy is busy, too, with turning it next to him there is a basket full of grapes.The figurine group is attached to round large base edged by golden painted Rocaille ornaments.

MANUFACTORY:  MEISSEN

DATING:     circa 1860

MATERIAL:
WHITE PORCELAIN, GLOSSY FINISH, FINEST PAINTING

TECHNIQUE:  HANDMADE PORCELAIN

MODELLER:
Johann Carl Schoenheit  (born 1730 at Meissen – died 1805) , model created around 1786.

THIS MODEL WAS MADE AFTER DESIGN having been created by Johann Elias Zeissig, called Schoenau, circa 1786  /
Schoenheit was assistant of Kaendler:
He has been active at manufactory since 1745 / since the year 1765 he designed own models, but he was assistant of Kaendler, too, in later period colleague of Acier.  Schoenheit retired in 1794.    –     Johann Elias Zeisig, called Schoenau  (b.1737 near Zittau – d. 1806 in Dresden) was painter and etcher; he studied at Academy of Fine Arts at Dresden / in period of 1756-1770 he worked at Paris, in the year 1770 he was appointed member of Meissen manufactory and leader of painting department,  in 1773 he was nominated Royal Painter / he retired in 1796.

MEASURES / DIMENSIONS:
Height:    18 CM, Width: 20 Cm, Length: 17 Cm

Model:  240

Press NU: 51

Painter Nu:54