An antique, 19th century, beautiful quality decorative, hard paste Meissen porcelain figurine of a bound cupid, modelled by Heinrich Schwabe, a sculptor and Professor at the Nuremburg college of applied art. He modelled a series of 26 Cupids in various poses from 1877 -1880.
This particular one is incised with model number L102 ( pressnummer) with the underglaze blue crossed swords of Meissen.The figurine is very well modelled, beautifully gilded, painted and detailed with polychrome enamel.
He is sat on a small rock with his hands and wings bound behind his back. It was made by the German porcelain factory of Meissen, of Saxony, Germany probably in the late 19th century around 1880.
The figurine is approximately 7 inches high, base 3 11/16 inches diameter. It weighs 505 grammes unpacked.
There is free international postage with this item.
The figurine is in good antique condition. There are some very minor glaze chips to the base at the back, a repair to a small chip on the back of the bottom rim and the loss to the tip of his second toe on his right foot. Please see the images.