MEISSEN (CO.) PORCELAIN DYING LION, MID 19TH CENTURY, H 7.25" W 6.75" L 9"
An 18th century Meissen figure of a dying lion, lying on rocks tinted in mauves and applied with green foliage, the rocaille to the front with gilt details, crossed swords and incised K to the reverse edge, 18cm (7 in) high (R). With crossed sword on underside having highlighted pommels. Modeled on a naturalistic dead lion prostrate across a gilt highlighted scroll and cragged rock base.
As viewed under UV light, small spot touch-up spots slightly fluoresce in the round. Chip to one black claw on backfoot. Teeth, tongue, and tail are intact and without repairs. As viewed under raking light, no inconsistencies in texture or pigment are evident. Slight chip to base edge. Great condition for its age & detail. CP