Meissen Porcelain Bacchanalian Group

  • Large in size, this charming porcelain group was crafted by the legendary Meissen porcelain artisans
  • The Bacchanalian work epitomizes the firm's mastery over mythological themes
  • Today, these mythological works of Greco-Roman deities are among Meissen's most popular
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Item No. 29-8446

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This large porcelain group by Meissen epitomizes that beloved firm's mastery of mythological themes. Capturing a bacchante, a follower of Bacchus, making merry with fauns and a satyr who fills her chalice with wine; this magnificent group boasts exceptional color and intricate detailing. In addition to presenting figures of courtly life, Meissen also created figures associated with daily life and mythological tales. This included real people like shepherds, gardeners, venders and other tradesmen, in addition to allegorical representations and personifications of the arts, sciences, elements and Greco-Roman deities. Among the most popular of this latter group were figures representing the Four Seasons and other natural forces. This figure highlights the exceptional skill of Meissen artisans. A very similar figure is featured in Meissen: Collector’s Catalogue by Laurence Mitchell.

Features Meissen crossed swords mark in blue underglaze

Circa 1880

8" wide x 9" high

Reference:
Meissen Collector’s Catalogue, 2004, Laurence Mitchell
Meissen Porcelain Bacchanalian Group
Maker: Meissen
Period: 19th Century
Origin: Germany
Type: Figurines/Statuettes
Width: 8.0 Inches
Height: 9.0 Inches

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