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Leda and the Swan Porcelain Group by Meissen

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  • Height:
    6 3/4" Inches
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The Greek mythological story of Leda and the Swan comes to life in this fantastic Meissen figural group. The beautiful Leda is depicted draped in pink, wrapping a floral swag around the swan as a putto watches attentively.

Bears the incised number "433" and the press number "59" with the Meissen blue crossed swords

Circa 1890

6 3/4" high
Meissen Porcelain

Meissen: The Allure of Continental Porcelain

Early in the 18th century, Augustus the Strong, elector of Saxony, arrested alchemist Johann Friedrich Bottger and imprisoned him in the town of Meissen; his mission, to discover the secret formula for hard paste porcelain. In 1708 Bottger unlocked the mystery and found the key to both porcelain and his freedom, and by 1718 factories began springing up across Europe fostering an atmosphere of ferocious competition.

By 1720, the Meissen factory was producing wares that eclipsed even the finest Chinese porcelain. They dominated the European market and influenced porcelain production around the world.

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