Stepping into Spring with Meissen at Bellmans

06 April 2021

Bellmans are embracing Springtime this month, offering the sale of a collection of sixty Meissen pastoral figures. Dating from the 19th and 20th Century, these delightful porcelain figures are being sold in pairs or as a single lot and are estimated to sell at between £100 to £600 each or in their respective pairs.

Meissen started producing porcelain in 1710 in the royal factory near Dresden, and attracted artists and artisans to become established as one of the most famous porcelain manufacturers with a worldwide reputation. Its familiar signature logo, the crossed swords, introduced in 1720 to protect its production, is reportedly one of the oldest trademarks in existence.

The collection of sixty Meissen figures will be offered at auction on the 22nd April 2021, as part of our Interiors, including European Ceramics and Works of Art Auction, running from 20 -22 April 2021. Sale highlights include Lot 1247, a pair of Meissen figure groups, late 19th century, modelled as a boy and girl feeding chickens and geese and their young, blue crossed swords marks, each approximately 12.5cm high, estimated at £400 - £600 and Lot 1251, a pair of Meissen figures of a shepherd boy and girl, late 19th century, the boy carrying a lamb across his shoulder, the girl holding a lamb across a tree stump, blue crossed swords marks and also each approx. 12.25cm high, estimated at £300 - £500.

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