Large Meissen Elements Ewer "Water," Germany, c. 1880, after 18th century models by Johann Kändler (1706-1776), decorated in high relief, mouth with shell decoration and winged putto resting on ribbon-tied seaweed handle, a fleet of ships and sea creatures encircling the waist, with flanking Nereid and Neptune in a shell-form chariot drawn by Hippocampi, spreading foot with dolphin decoration, factory marks, inscribed "320," ht. 26 1/2 in.
Any and all repairs old and discolored.
4 1/2" firing line to backside; Neptune raised hand with old repair and finger losses; mermaid to left missing most of tail; serpent with repaired head; all horses with damages to ears and heavy loss to legs; chip to lip of one dolphin at base.
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