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Meissen Cupid Enchained

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Key Features

  • This excellent porcelain figure by Meissen features a charming mythological scene
  • Two women have ensnared Cupid, the god of love, with a blue ribbon
  • Expressive and expertly hand painted, this figure is a fine example of Meissen artistry

Item Details

  • Width:
    12 1/2 Inches
  • Height:
    13 Inches
  • Period:
  • Origin:
This exquisite mythological group by Meissen, entitled Cupid Enchained, is a superb example of the beloved firm's mastery of mythological subjects. First designed in 1788 by C.G. Juchtzer, this enchanting scene is composed of two women, one of whom has ensnared the little god of love with blue ribbon. Meissen was known for exquisite artistry and for taking a wide variety of subjects as inspiration. This figurine displays the superior level of artistry achieved by this famed company's talented artisans. An almost identical figure is featured in Meissen: Collector's Catalogue by Laurence Mitchell. 

Features Meissen crossed sword mark in blue underglaze

Circa 1900

12 1/2" wide x 13" high 

Meissen Collector's Catalogue, 2004, Laurence Mitchell
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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