Vienna porcelain group of a couple, c. 1745.
A rare Vienna porcelain figure group, c. 1745. Finely modelled as a seated young lady, being accompanied by a young man, who holds her hand. Set upon a shaped mound base, and glazed in white.
Impressed Beehive mark to the unglazed base.
The white glaze enhances the sculptural quality of this, and similar figures made throughout Europe in the mid 18th Century. Many such figures were coloured in the 19th Century, to appeal to the taste of the day. It is quite rare to find a figure of this type that has not been redecorated.
Height: 14.5 cm, 5 3/4”.
Width: 9 cm, 3 1/2”.
Depth: 10 cm, 3 7/8”.
Condition: Chips to the edge of his coat, and hat; two fingers on her right hand, and tip of her right shoe. Firing crack to the base. Commensurate with the age of the figure. Please see images for detail.