An antique Meissen hard paste porcelain figurine of a naughty boy tied to his chair. This highly collectable, antique, 19th century, beautiful quality decorative, amusing figurine of a boy who appears to have been naughty and has been tied to his chair in order to get him to read his book and not play with his drum, which is now sitting under his chair.
This figurine was originally modelled around 1770 by Michel Victor Acier. He modelled a series of similar children figures in various poses around 1770s period.
This particular model is incised with model number F49 with the underglaze blue crossed swords of Meissen curved hilt and pommel. There is an impressed number (pressnummer) 36. They are sometimes referred to as Meissen Kinder figur.
The figurine is extremely well modelled, beautifully gilded, painted and detailed with poly-chrome floral enamel and lace. It was made by the German porcelain factory of Meissen, of Saxony, Germany probably in the mid 19th century around 1880.
The figurine is in good antique condition. There is some minor restoration which includes a small chip to the base, a chip to the underneath of the back of the chair and the right hand top edge of the brim of his hat. Please see the images,
The figurine is approximately 5 3/4 inches (145mm) high,
The base diameter 2 3/4 inches (70mm) .
It weighs 405 grammes unpacked.
There is free UK and international postage with this item.