Offered by: Mayfair Gallery
39 South Audley Street London W1K 2PP , England Call Seller 44.207.491.3435

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Pair of large Sitzendorf porcelain figural groups on horseback

$ 10,750
  • Description
    Pair of large Sitzendorf porcelain figural groups on horseback
    German, 20th Century
    Height 38cm, width 35cm, depth 22cm

    This pair of porcelain figural groups are notable for their fine quality and charming subject. Both sculptures depict a horse-riding figure: one a male rider; the other a female rider who sits side-saddle. The male rider is accompanied by a female figure below, who holds a flower basket, whilst next to the female rider a male attendant reaches down to pick up his horn.

    In both sculptures, the figures are rendered with expert skill, with their sweet faces delicately painted. The horses have also been deftly moulded, with a degree of anatomical accuracy that is highly impressive. Of particular note are the vibrant colours: the traditional garments of the figures are rendered in a vivid palette. The clothing is also highly detailed, with the floral-patterned skirts of the female figures catching the viewer’s eye.

    The figures stand on top of floral-encrusted bases, from which an impressively realistic tree stump emerges. Engraved gilt decoration adorns the outer rim of the base.

    Blue Sitzendorf marks can be seen on the reverse of each of the groups. The Sitzendorf Porcelain manufactory traces back to the late 19th century, renowned for its expert quality porcelain models like these two from the Mayfair Gallery collection.

    With their equestrian theme a highly desirable subject, these figural groups would make a wonderful addition to any antique collection.

    Artist/Maker: Sitzendorf
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Origin: Germany
    Period: 1900-1919
    Materials: Porcelain, gilt.
    Styles / Movements: Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: 17516
    Incollect Reference #: 700875
  • Dimensions
    W. 13.78 in; H. 14.96 in; D. 8.66 in;
    W. 35 cm; H. 38 cm; D. 22 cm;
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Mayfair Gallery is a leading gallery in the field of art and antiques, holding a large collection of unique pieces for sale. The breadth of the gallery’s collection is wide, and includes items from a range of periods, styles and geographical origins, as well as works by famous artists and craftsmen. The main focus of the gallery’s collection is, however, on items produced during the 19th and early 20th century.

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