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September Spectacular

Sat, Sep 17, 2022 01:00PM EDT
Lot 227

Large Meissen Porcelain Sculpture of Napoleon

Estimate: $400 - $800

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Large Meissen porcelain sculpture of Napoleon Bonaparte on horseback. Made at the Meissen Porcelain Manufactory in Meissen, Germany, this figure recalls Jacques-Louis David's famous painting, "Napoleon Crossing the Alps" (1801 - 1805). This sculpture shows Napoleon on a horse which rears up. Below the pair is a crushed cannon. The base has an "N" for Napoleon. The underside of the sculpture has the Meissen Crossed Swords mark, dating to approximately 1934 - 1945. Metal sword is included. Good condition overall. Cannon seems to have been reattached, and there is a pool of glue that has dried around the horse's hoof. Some rough areas around cannon. 28" tall by 20" wide. Note: This lot is not eligible for in-house shipping. Please make arrangements with a third-party shipper or arrange pick up. Keywords: fancy, decor, decoration, sculptor, classic, house, home, household.