This is a classic example of middle to late 19th century Meissen relief porcelain decanter/ewer with a lot of relief designs and decorations. The bathing cherubs and maidens have been highlighted in the sea with outdoor scene. The decanter has a red twisted handle. It comes with an under-plate or a basin, which has the same matching decorations in relief. The mark of Meissen- blue crossed swords mark is present on the decanter and the saucer. The bright red handle shines and adds the right allure to the decanter.
Delicate portrayal on porcelain decanter
In perfectly good condition, with no chips or cracks, even the gilded edges can be seen shining with ease of the porcelain decanter. Notice the sea-shells in the hands of the maiden on the left, while the other maiden holds a large brush in her hands, whose twisted hair can be seen. Look at the two cherubs on the right. See the golden hair and chubby bodies of the cherubs. Notice the delicate lines, vast vistas in the background and the hand painted hair on the cherubs.
Fine details and relief work
Look at the delicate foliage, the green-brown leaves and stones on the edge of the sea. Notice the cherubs playing the lite and the horn which are and painted on the other side of the porcelain decanter. See the tiny waves playing along the shore, the froth painted in white. Notice the multi-colored leaves of the trees, the tiny detailing on the trees, and the mountains in the background. Look at the fine luster and pure whiteness of hard porcelain, the delicate hand painted scene is a work of a Master Artist. The detailed yet tiny flora and fauna in relief, at the base of the decanter is high quality. Notice the fineness of the leaves, the grass and the play of light and shadow.
Established in the 18th century, the Meissen Factory was the first European manufacturer that started with hard-paste porcelain and saucer with nearly no rivals, in terms of beauty. It remained the highest quality manufacturing unit globally for decades.
Ewer – 10 5/8″ H. Basin/underplate – 8 3/4″ dia.
Both items mid to late 19th century.
Condition: excellent; no chips; cracks