Large Meissen Elements Ewer "Air," Germany, c. 1880, after 18th century models by Johann Kändler (1706-1776), decorated in high relief, lip and foot encircled with polychrome feathers, billowing drapery handle surmounted by putti, the body of painted and high relief clouds with figure of Juno with a peacock and Zephyr, factory marks, inscribed "327," ht. 26 1/2 in.
Any and all repairs old and discolored
1 1/2" firing line to backside rim.; top cherub with repairs to both legs; cherub holding horn has repaired horn; cherub below the handle with one wing missing and one wing repaired, back leg missing and front leg and thigh repaired; Juno heavily repaired to lower body; Peacock head repaired; cupid along base with wing repair and to join of bird with hand.
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