The Royal Saxon Porcelain Works was established in 1710 in Meissen, Saxony. Under the direction of Johann Frederick Bottger, the finest porcelain figurines with exquisite detail and tableware of the highest quality was produced. In 1731, Meissen adopted the famous crossed swords trademark. This beautiful figurine depicting two children at play is circa 1880 - 1900. The child with darker brown hair and brown eyes is wrapped in a white ribbon covered with dark blue and red/orange flowers with green leaves. The child with light brown hair and blue eyes is adorned in a grape colored ribbon. The pair are holding hands while gleefully running through a bed of blue, yellow and orange flowers, green leaves and gold tracery. The facial expressions and coloration is wonderful. The figurine stands 6 1/2" in height and the base is fully marked with the crossed swords mark in dark blue under the glaze; incised with the pattern/model #2469; impressed formers mark #100 and red decorators mark #2. The condition is near mint with no cracks, chips, nicks or restorations. A fabulous piece of Meissen porcelain that will enhance any collection.
Meissen Porcelain Figure "Children Playing"