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PROPERTY FROM A SWISS PRIVATE COLLECTION

A set of four Meissen allegorical figure groups representing the four seasons, on gilt-bronze three-light candelabra, the porcelain circa 1755-60, the mounts late 19th century
Лот продан 68,750 GBP (Цена продажи с учетом процента покупателя)
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148

PROPERTY FROM A SWISS PRIVATE COLLECTION

A set of four Meissen allegorical figure groups representing the four seasons, on gilt-bronze three-light candelabra, the porcelain circa 1755-60, the mounts late 19th century
Лот продан 68,750 GBP (Цена продажи с учетом процента покупателя)
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A set of four Meissen allegorical figure groups representing the four seasons, on gilt-bronze three-light candelabra, the porcelain circa 1755-60, the mounts late 19th century
modelled by J.J. Kändler, each as a god and goddess flanking a small medallion among beds of clouds, affixed on scrollwork pedestal bases, comprising:
Spring as Venus, Cupid and Mars, with cartouches of couples playing board games and walking through gardens, the base applied with flowering vine;
Summer as Apollo and Minerva, with cartouches of couples inspecting the summer harvest, the base applied with sheaths of wheat;
Autumn as Bacchus and Diana with a putti holding a wreath to the reverse, with cartouches of figures hunting and picking grapes, the base applied with grapevine;
and Winter as Juventas and Saturn, with cartouches of figures skating on ice, the base applied with icicles, crossed swords marks in underglaze-blue, the mounts formally fitted for electricity,


Количество: 8
the models 32cm., 12 5/8 in. - 33.8cm., 13 1/4 in. high, overall approximately 51cm., 20 1/8 in. high
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Публикации

Related Literature
U. Pietsch, Die Arbeitsberichte des Meissener Porzellanmodelleurs Johann Joachim Kaendler 1706-1775, Leipzig, 2002, p. 126-127;
Samuel Wittwer, 'Friedrich der Große und das Meißener Porzellan', in Keramos, 208, 2010, pp. 36-37;
U. Pietsch and C. Banz (ed.), Triumph of the Blue Swords, Leipzig, 2010, pp. 349-350, no. 414;
C. Bremer-David, Woven Gold: Tapestries of Louis XIV, Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2015, pp. 98-99.

Описание в каталоге

These exceptional models were first conceived by Kändler in September 1755 for Augustus III, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland, and are meticulously described in the Master Modeller's Taxa or work record for that month, reproduced by Pietsch, op. cit., 2002. The models closely follow the series of four tapestries representing the Seasons designed by Charles Le Brun (1619-1690), First Painter of the King to Louis XIV, in the mid-1660s, which were produced for the use of the King by the Royal Manufactory of the Crown at the Gobelins. The surviving tapestry representing Autumn is published by Bremer-David, op. cit., where the series is discussed.

Individual models from this series have appeared infrequently at auction though it is very rare to find a set of four 18th century examples of this series. For four other examples in Potsdam and the Palazzo Pitti, Florence see U. Pietsch and C. Banz, op. cit. A set of four from the H. J. King collection was sold at Christie's London, 7th-8th July 1908.

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