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TWO MEISSEN WHITE MODELS OF A LION AND LIONESS

  • GBR
  • 2006-12-18
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TWO MEISSEN WHITE MODELS OF A LION AND LIONESS
CIRCA 1732, ATTRIBUTED TO J.G.KIRCHNER, WITH PORZELLANSAMMLUNG, DRESDEN INVENTORY NUMBERS, THE LION WITH P.E.1 IN GREEN, THE LIONESS WITH PE702. IN RED
Each recumbent, the lion looking to the right and companion lioness to the left, with incised eyes and furrowed brows, he with a flowing curled mane, forepaws togrther and tail tucked beneath hind leg, with fur tufts to fore and hind legs, the lioness in a similar reciprocal pose (the lion's near-side fore paw with Meissen porcelain replacement, two chips to the mane, one to a tuft at the rump, front left paw lacking a claw, light chipping along the base, firing crack along spine and further firing faults, the lioness with some chipping to claws and edges of fur, firing crack along back issuing hairline cracks and some glaze discolouration to rump)
The lion 20¼ in. (51.5 cm.) high, 31¾ in. (80.6 cm.) wide, the lioness 19¼ in. (48.9 cm.) high 30¾ in. (78.1 cm.) wide (2)

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