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Meissen Cupid's Mottos Porcelain Figure, Un me suffit

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Item Details

  • Height:
    5 1/2" Inches
  • Period:
    19th Century
  • Origin:
    Germany/Prussia
The concept of monogamy is the focus of this lovely Meissen porcelain figure. Part of the company's beloved "Cupid Mottos" or "Devise Children" series, cupid admires a single flaming heart with the motto "Un me suffit" ("One is enough") 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.8."; painter's number "83" under base

19th Century

5 1/2" 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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