Antique Porcelain & Fine Arts

Devisenkind Figurine #2

This is a figurine made by Meissen in the late 19th century. It is one out of the series of Devisenkinder (Motto Children) figurines - this one having the saying "Je le captive" on the base meaning "I captured him" or something along those lines. It is a cherub standing on the typical triangular base for this series with a blue cloth draped over some rocks in the front on which a little bird type cage rests. The cherub has a heart in its hand which he appears to be placing into the cage. Nice modelling and hand painted decoration as one expects from a Meissen piece. The figurine is in superb condition with a chip to the corner of the base as shown which is gilded over a bit and does not distract when on display. The figure is marked underneath with the under glaze crossed swords as well as the incised model number F.15. , another impressed number and a painters mark of 40. in red. First choice off course. The piece is 4.375 inches tall, 2.25 inches wide and 3 inches deep. Please email me for more information or photos.

Price is $699
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