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Statuette of a Man and a Woman

Made by: Meissen Porcelain Manufactory

On view in: Marjorie Post's Bedroom Hall

About this object

The statuette shows a pair of lovers. The man is standing with his right arm around the neck of the woman. He is holding flowers in his right hand in front of her. He wears an armor-like vest in red and gold, and holds a helmut under his arm. He also wears a short green skirt, red knee pants and sandals. The woman is seated, and holds a letter in her right hand. Her head is turned away from him. There is a white dove with outspread wings on her lap. She wears a small mauve pink hat, white blouse, yellow bodice, and a white skirt decorated with flower clusters. At their feet are two seated sheep and a white spotted dog. They stand on a a white base touched with green. At the back are two white tree trunks originally filled with green leafy branches.

Made from:
Hard-paste porcelain
Made in:
Meissen, Germany
Date made:
18.4 cm (7 1/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
MARK underneath in underglaze blue: crossed swords for Meissen (very faint)
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973