A PAIR OF GILT-BRONZE-MOUNTED LIONS
the porcelain Meissen, c. 1751-53. Model probably by J. J. Kändler.
A lion and lioness with her cub, as counterparts, with a raised front paw on a rockwork base applied with leaves and flowers. The coat heightened in light brown with detailed markings. Mounted on scrolled, gilt bronze bases in the style of Louis XV. Underglaze blue sword mark on the edge of both rockwork bases.
L 14.5 cm, 15.5 cm (21 cm with base) ; H 12.5 cm, 13.5 cm (17.5 cm with base).