Presenting a beautifully detailed and lively 19th century German porcelain figural grouping, possibly an allegory of Spring. The figures are set on and around a neo-classically themed plinth and column with gilt decorations, the column of which forms a candlestick.
A young Diana, her bow beside her, marches forward alongside a putti that has captured and rides a swan. The movement in this piece is emphasized by the swirling fabrics and billowing ribbon as well as the figures themselves, caught mid motion, and giving it a lively quality. On the opposite side, another putti, already adorned with a floral swag of flowers, crowns himself with a further circuit of flowers.
Each detail, from the individual flowers, to the print on the fabrics, to the hair and faces of the figures is masterfully and sensitively rendered both in porcelain and in coloration. Makers mark for Dressel Kister, circa 1850-1890. Measures 10 high, 8 wide, 6 deep. Diana is missing two fingers and there are a few spots of discoloration, but in otherwise excellent condition. A charming and high quality piece.
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