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Triumph of Juno Figurine

This is a really nice figural group called the Triumph of Juno made by Meissen in the late 19th century. Originally modeled by T.P. Helmig in the Art Nouveau / Jugendstil style of the period is has the semi nude goddess Juno sitting on some clouds in the center of the figure with her breasts exposed and a colorful cloth around her mid section. Next to her is a peacock as well as three cherubs - one holding a pearl necklace, another is holding a cornucopia filled with flowers and the third is hovering over her with an instrument in his hand which is mostly missing (and missing on all other examples I could find so I ahve no idea what it was). The figurine has some nice flowers and gold scrolls all around the base. It's a stunning piece and displays very well but not without damages (all others I found were also damaged or restored so it's a common issue on this model) Still a very stunning figural group! The damages are as follows - the cherub above her head is missing the top of the tool he was holding in his left hand, one of his wings is missing and the other restored back on and the finger tips of his right hand are chipped a bit, the peacock head feather is restored, the cherub offering the pearls is missing the front of that arm, has a chip in his hair and the head was off and restored back on. Nothing a good restorer could not fix easily and make the piece look perfect again. Even this way the piece displays very well! The figure is marked underneath with the under glaze blue crossed swords mark, the usual impressed / incised numbers as well as a painters mark in form of a greeen 71 as shown. Model number O 199. The piece is about 8.5 inches tall, 9.5 inches wide and 5.5 inches deep. Please email me for more information or other pictures.

Price is $1499
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