Meissen Pair of Figurines The Broken Bridge Model F 63 & The Broken Eggs Model F 65 Michel Victor Acier c.1860
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MEISSEN PAIR OF GORGEOUS FIGURINES OF FINEST QUALITY: THE BROKEN EGGS & THE BROKEN BRIDGE MANUFACTORY: MEISSEN / DATING: MIDDLE OF 19TH CENTURY, MADE CIRCA 1860 - 70 / MARKS: BLUE MEISSEN SWORD MARK OF 19TH CENTURY (WITH POMMELS ON HILTS) ATTACHED TO REVERSE SIDES. BOTTOM GLAZED. model number F 65 | former's number 51/33 | painter's number 74 (= The Broken Eggs). model number F 63 | former's number 43 | painter's number 2 (= The Broken Bridge). FIRST QUALITY. MATERIAL: WHITE PORCELAIN, GLOSSY FINISH, FINEST PAINTING. TECHNIQUE: HANDMADE PORCELAIN. DESIGNER: MICHEL VICTOR ACIER / designed and modelled circa 1777. The modeller - born in France at Versailles - was staff member of Meissen manufactory as from 1764 as well as most important modeller apart from Kaendler / after Kaendler's death in the year 1775 he was alone responsible for creating models of Meissen manufactory. SPECIFICATIONS: THE BROKEN EGGS: An ELEGANT LADY standing upright crosses her arms over her breasts | she is turning towards a naked cherub which is hiding itself under the lady's mantle / additionally the lady holds a garland of flowers | an elder woman sits beside the lady: it seems that she tries to calm her ... there is a naked cherub kneeling before the lady figurines - it presents broken eggs to women - a basket filled with eggs is lying on ground (the eggs are pouring out). The figurine group is based on oval rocky support with golden painted frieze. - THE SCENE DEPICTED HERE IS REFERENCE TO SOME VINTAGE PROVERBS WHICH HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH BROKEN EGGS / for example: Broken Friendship as well as Broken Eggshells can't be repaired anymore. - He who breaks Eggs in Basket destroys a Plan had been elaboratively made before... THE BROKEN BRIDGE: The SQUIRE / GALLANT MAN is lifting up a NOBLE LADY who is going to enter the broken bridge | in front of them A WINGED AMOR BOY is scattering roses on the bridge: THIS SCENE IS A WONDERFUL SYMBOL OF LOVE, INDEED ! Behind the figurines there is a second AMOR BOY visible: He has a quiver filled with arrows attached to his back. The figurine group is based on oval rocky support with golden-blue painted frieze.
Place of origin:
25.5H x 15.5DI
10,04H x 6,10DI
Creator / Artist:
Michel Victor Acier
Very good; SMALL RESTORATIONS HAVE BEEN DONE AT A FEW PETALS OF FLOWER'S BLOSSOMS (NOT VISIBLE WITH NAKED EYE). APART FROM THAT, THERE AREN'T ANY RESTORATIONS / IMPERFECTIONS EXISTING.