This antique porcelain figure shows the story from Ovid of Cupid and Psyche, but here seen as young putti. The base of the figure warped during the firing, and therefore it doesn’t sit well on a flat surface, but it was still in good enough shape to have been sold by the factory. I built a small wooden stand for it, which is included, so that it stands without wobbling. The stand is seven and a half inches by five and three-quarters, and the figure is approximately six and one-eighth inches high and six and a half long. Condition is extremely good for the age, with one repaired chip to the upper wing of the cupid on the left (shown in a photo) and a missing big toe on the foot of the other. I can’t find any damage on the wreath, amid the hundreds of little petals and leaves, which is very unusual. I think the owners over time have treated this figure with special care because of the firing flaws. There are still some original cracks in the base that I didn’t bother to repair.


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ITEM ID
F246
TYPE
Porcelain
CREATOR
Meissen
ITEM TYPE
Antique

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18thc. Meissen Figure Amor and Psyche

$2,250

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