Meissen Figurines Zephyr and Flora Model P 169 by Gustave Deloy made c.1900
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MEISSEN STUNNING RAREST FIGURINE GROUP: ZEPHYR AND FLORA / THE IDEAL LOVE. Manufactory: Meissen. Hallmarked: Blue Meissen Sword Mark (glazed bottom). model number P 169 / former's number 145. FIRST QUALITY. Dating: Turn of Century / made circa 1900. Material: porcelain, glossy finish, multicolored painted. Technique: handmade porcelain. Style: Classizism. MODELLED BY: Gustave Deloy (born 1838 in Sedan / France - died 1899 in Paris). MODEL P 169 CREATED CIRCA 1895/96. Gustav Deloy, a French sculptor, presented his work in Paris Salon as from the year 1865. After the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-1871, Deloye worked in Vienna, Austria / he returned to Paris in 1879. The sculptor modeled the portraits, statues and decorations which were inspired by art of the 18th century. One of his most important works is the Garibaldi Monument, which was erected in Nice. SUBJECT: FIGURINE GROUP / THE IDEAL LOVE (ZEPHYR AND FLORA). In Roman mythology, Flora is Goddess of Flowers and of the Season of Spring / her association with the spring gave her particular importance at the coming of springtime. Zephyr was the God of the West Wind (= one of the four seasonal Wind-Gods) as well as husband of Flora. [WIKIPEDIA] - The Meissen figurine group presented here shows the walking winged nude God Zephyr accompanied by Flora who has an elfin's wings: Both are embracing each other fondly, the Goddess of Spring puts her head at beloved man's shoulder. The figurines are attached to flat base edged by golden painting. Bibliography: Sabine & Thomas Bergmann, The Art of Meissen Figures, model numbers A 100 - Z 300 (Erlangen, Germany) 2010, catalogue number 306 on page 164.
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22H x 12W x 13D
8,66H x 4,72W x 5,12D
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Excellent; there aren't any damages existing