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Meissen Cupid's Mottos Porcelain Figure Je les punis

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Item Details

  • Height:
    5 5/8" Inches
  • Period:
    19th Century
  • Origin:
This wonderful Meissen porcelain figure is part of the company's beloved "Cupid Mottos" or "Devise Children" series. Cupid is depicted as being the ultimate breaker of hearts as he stands with a heart raised in one hand and a knife brandished in the other with the motto "Je les punis" ("I punish") inscribed on the base. Modeled by Meissen designer Michael Victor Acier, circa 1775, these charming figures have become an endearing part of Meissen's grand oeuvre. 

Marked with the Meissen blue crossed swords and incised model number "F.6."; painter's number "47" under base

19th Century

5 5/8" 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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