A rare Meissen figure of Hercules supporting a celestial globe
modelled by Johann Joachim Kändler, the god wearing a lion skin and club as he struggles beneath the weight of the blue-starred globe, faint crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue. Firing cracks to base.
height 12 1/8 in.
Sold, Sotheby's, London, February 5, 1974, lot 108