Meissen Porcelain Mythological Figural Group

  • This charming porcelain group was crafted by Meissen
  • It features a putto placing an olive wreath crown upon the head of the figure kneeling beside him
  • The olive wreath is a symbol of the Olympic games and of victory
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Item No. 29-8602

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This charming porcelain group by Meissen features a putto placing an olive wreath crown upon the head of the figure kneeling beside him. According to ancient mythology, an olive wreath branch was originally introduced by Heracles as a prize for the running race winner of the Olympic games to honor his father Zeus. Since then, the olive wreath has become a symbol of victory in all forms. The motif is used to endearing effect in the present group. Meticulously hand-painted and intricate in detail, this figure illustrates the skill and artistry for which Meissen is renowned.

Founded in the early 18th century, the Meissen factory was the first European ceramics manufacturer to produce "true" or hard-paste porcelain, and they remained unrivaled in terms of innovation and beauty for decades. Considered the “white gold” of Europe, the porcelain produced at the Royal Manufactory at Meissen is still some of the finest the world has ever seen.

Features the Meissen blue "crossed swords" mark with the incised model number "2004"

4 5/8" wide x 3 3/8" deep x 5" high
Meissen Porcelain Mythological Figural Group
Maker: Meissen
Period: 19th Century
Origin: Germany
Type: Figurines/Statuettes
Depth: 3.38 Inches
Width: 4.63 Inches
Height: 5.0 Inches

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