Meissen biscuit model of a crayfish fighting a frog probably modelled by Christian Fischer Sr.
Meissen biscuit model of a crayfish fighting a frog probably modelled by Christian Fischer Sr.
Meissen biscuit model of a crayfish fighting a frog probably modelled by Christian Fischer Sr.
Meissen biscuit model of a crayfish fighting a frog probably modelled by Christian Fischer Sr.

MEISSEN PORCELAIN (worked from 1710)

Meissen biscuit model of a crayfish fighting a frog probably modelled by Christian Fischer Sr.

c. 1794 Germany

Offered by E & H Manners

£5,800 gbp
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Naturalistically modelled or moulded from nature in white and solid blue biscuit with a crayfish attacking a frog by a dragonfly larva, a snail and shells.
This rare model demonstrates the increasingly accurate observation of nature that characterised the scientific attitude of the enlightenment whilst indulging in a fanciful composition.
Two examples of the pendant to this group, model no. K.69, in which the frog is on top of the crayfish are recorded; one in the Meissen Factory Museum, illustrated by K. Berling, Festive publication to commemorate the 200th jubilee 1910, p. 75, and another in The Wilanow Palace Museum published by Barbara Szelegejd,The Sophisticated Charm of White Porcelain, The Wilanów Biscuit Collection, Warsaw 2006, pp. 189-190, cat. No. 144, colour plates 144 a-b.
Restoration to 3 legs of crayfish, 2 toes of frog, head and tip of tail of dragonfly larva, frog leg re-stuck
Dimensions
Height 15.00 cm (5.91 inches)
Width 13.80 cm (5.43 inches)
Depth 19.20 cm (7.56 inches)
Stock Code
4754
Signed/Inscribed
Incised crossed swords within a triangle above K. 65 under the base, incised 65 on the upper blue surface.
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