This extremely detailed Meissen Porcelain sculpture portrays love and courtship has been aptly captured by the Meissen artist. Aptly named Allegorical Of Love, the pure porcelain sculpture shows loving couples in different positions, showing their fondness. Look at the couple where the man is wearing a bright yellow coat and burgundy pants, offering his lady love a beautiful rose. The woman in lavender dress with a black bodice and pale green apron is swooning over the lovely flower. Look at the rapturous expression on the woman’s face and the eagerness in the eyes of the man. Notice the delicate folds, curves and curls that have been painstakingly crafted and then hand painted before the glazing was done.
There are two other couples engaged in their own world. Look at the Meissen Porcelain man in the violet coat and red sleeves, holding a small bird in his hand, while the woman holds a bird house in her hand as she bends over to look at the avian. Look at the pristine glaze, the delicately hand crafted details and tiny patterns on the apparel. The woman has a yellow check scarf, white ruffled sleeves and black bodice. Look at the bend of her head, the fall of the dress and the kneeling posture, with one foot on the ground and the other one bent. Notice the finesse in the detail that even each of her toes has been crafted with precision.
The Meissen Porcelain couple sitting on the top is crafted with immaculate details. Notice the ribbons and the spindle of thread that the woman in blue bodice holds while the man in burgundy suits waits on her. See the delicate patterns in blue and violet on her dress, each symmetrical and painted along the folds and drape of the dress. Isn’t that wonderful?
Notice the round base, with floral relief patterns and gilded lines that add elegance to the sculpture.
MEASURES / DIMENSIONS:
High: 47 cm / 18.5 In
Width: 23CM / 9.05 In
Depth: 23 Cm / 9.05 In
THIS MEISSEN FIGURINE GROUP IS MARKED BY BLUE MEISSEN SWORD MARK (UNDERGLAZED) OF MIDDLE OF 19TH CENTURY / WITH POMMELS ON HILTS / FIRST QUALITY
FURTHER THERE ARE THE FOLLOWING MARKS EXISTING:
model number D 93 | painter’s number 67 Press number: 13
Model By Michel Victor Acier (FRENCH, 1736 – 1799)
The French sculptor Michel Victor Acier (1736-1799) helped shape the Manufactory stylistic identity from 1764 onwards. After Kaendler’s death in 1775, for instance, he bore sole responsibility for the artistic design of Meissen Porcelain®. An exponent of early Classicism, he incorporated Classicist elements into his Rococo-esque figures. The middle classes, now customers of the Manufactory, favoured less fussy, functional porcelains. Acier adapted his decorative schemes to the spirit of the new age accordingly. Domestic scenes such as “The Good Mother” or “The Broken Eggs” were now the order of the day.
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.