Meissen figure of the muse Terpsichore, by Kaendler, C. 1745 - For Sale

Meissen figure of the muse Terpsichore, by Kaendler, C. 1745
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Stock #: 1012943 Size: 20cm high, 15cm wide
Price: AU$ 7,800.00
US$ 8,190.00
€ 6,162.00
£ 5,148.00
Meissen group of large size, depicting Terpsichore, the Muse of Dance and Lyrical Poetry, from a series of the nine Greek muses (the daughters of Zeus); depicted seated on a rocky outcrop playing a large lute, a book and bagpipes at her feet, a young girl and boy dancing to one side, with a tree with leaves and fruit to the other, the whole picked out in lifelike enamels and gilt highlights.
Crossed swords mark to base,
By J. J. Kaendler, circa 1745

References: ref. Adams - Meissen Figures - p129 for discussion & p130 for illustration of some of the muses, Adams - Meissen Portrait Figures p79 for one more: this example is not illustrated in the literature, and is one of the 3 missing muses..... The origin

Condition: restorations & loses

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