A Meissen figural group depicting five children in a musical pose. Blue cross swords mark for the German Meissen Factory plus the following notations: 56 2489 125 and a paper label for Gilman Collamore & Co. Modeled and produced sometime in the late19th century. Experts will be able to determine the decade of production. Condition considerable losses: The boy playing the cello right hand thumb loss, right hand 4 finger loss and cello two tuning key losses plus the part of the cello neck from the bottom of the left hand was broken and repaired; The barefoot boy playing the flute fingers on both hands are broken and lost; the sitting boy playing the lute, top neck of the lute is broken off and missing along with the boys left thumb; the little boy playing the violin, the top of the bow is broken and missing and the neck of the violin is broken and missing; little boy director (might be Mozart as a child), his right cuff was repaired and there is a little bit of maroon porcelain missing under his cuff; there may have been a base edge repair on the right side, the gold looks a little bit different from the rest of the gold banding.
Size: base is 110mm at its widest and it is 155mm tall. I asked the previous owner why there were so many losses to this small piece and was told that The children were allowed to play with it. This model came in varying sizes, I believe that this was the smallest produced.
Offers considered but not really taken very seriously. You make a ridiculous offer and you will just be ignored. The item "19th Century Meissen children orchestra German Germany Porcelain Mozart" is in sale since Monday, January 1, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Figurines". The seller is "fortunato" and is located in Newport, Rhode Island.
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