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Meissen Porcelain Triumph of Venus on Stand

Auction:
2542B
Lot:
194
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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2542B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
April 09, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

Meissen Porcelain Triumph of Venus on Stand, Germany, 19th century, polychrome enameled and gilded, the central partially nude figure surrounded by cherubs and attended by mermaids and a merman, ht. 16 1/2; set on a freeform base molded with sea monsters, cherubs, turtle, shells, and a merman blowing a horn, lg. 22; overall ht. 19 3/4 in.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

One cerub with a wing missing; one cherub with shell broken in hand; one cherub with coral broken in hand; Venus's staff broken, repaired and broken again; several shells broken or chipped; both horns of two serpents chipped off, and one horn of another chipped off; one cherub missing forearm and hand; one cherub missing entire arm, from shoulder; cherub atop serpant now broken off and with both wings missing; one merman with break to hand and horn; Venus's foot with old break and repair; wine colored enamel heavily crackled and misfired; waves coming from a serpents mouth restored; other scattered small chips. Break and old repair to scroll and shell at front of sled.

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Germany, Merman, Venus

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