This beautiful, life-like portrayal of Meissen porcelain of a cherub feeding doves is a rare collectible. Look at the way he is holding the basket and the small details on it. Notice the way the doves have been hand-painted. See the shades of grey on the dove on the right, while the middle dove is white in color. To add elegance to the sculpture, notice the dove on the extreme left. The delicate colors of brown highlight the dove, giving a pattern of brown flecks on the wings an effect of feathers.
See the grub that is expertly crafted in the basket, and it is expertise of the Meissen porcelain modeler to be able to add texture to the figurine. The delicate wings of the cherub, with shades of grey symbolizing feathers and the golden curls of the cherub add to the charm of the sculpture. Notice the dove lovingly pecks at the cherub. See the composed look on the figure’s face. The tiny details on the porcelain sculpture are finely crafted and detailed. Don’t miss out the blue ribbon that ties the pink cloth around the waist. The chubby legs and small feet are expertly crafted. See the luster of pure porcelain and how delicately it has been hand-painted. See the shades of brown and green, signifying the tree trunk and the grass around the base.
See the beautiful yet short tree in the background. Notice the red berries and the deep green leaves. The quiver of arrows is resting against the tree bark. See the delicate hand-painted blue colored arrows, brown quiver and the gilded edges. The quiver hangs on the tree with a strap.
|Crossed swords in under-glaze blue. Incised model number R122, Painter number 48.|
Model Number: R122
Width: 11.0 Cm, Height: 18.5 Cm , Length: 14.0 Cm
Width: 4 In, Height: 7 In , Length: 6 In
Porcelain Manufatory Meissen
Although porcelain was known in Europe from 13th Century, they were always imported from China which made them low grade because Chinese were keeping higher graded porcelain for the selves and were very expensive. So as the rising demand for porcelain over grew alchemists is Europe tried create their own Hard paste Porcelain. Johann Friedrich Böttger and the scientist Ehrenfried Walther Graf von Tschirnhaus collabaoration produced the first European hard paste porcelain at the court of Augustus the Strong, Elector of Saxony, in Dresden in 1708. In 1710 Augustus established Europe’s first hard paste porcelain company in 1710 at the Albrechtsburg palace in Meissen. “Böttgerporzellan” had more stoneware quality and hardness and was available for purchase in 1713. Initially unmarked, the crossed swords marking was developed in 1720 and has been used since 1723. Since then Miessen has been producing beautifully modeled painted figures and table services. Meissen has been second home to many outstanding sculptors, potters and painters like Johann Joachim Kändler (1706-1775), Johann Gottlieb Klinger (1701-1781) and Count Camillo Marcolini (1739-1814). It dominated 18th Century porcelain. Meissen celebrated 300 years of excellence in2008 and still is recognized for its high quality Porcelain.