Meissen Porcelain Figurine

Antique Helena Wolfsohn Dresden Rococo Figural Porcelain Kpm But Meissen Ar Neat

Antique Helena Wolfsohn Dresden Rococo Figural Porcelain Kpm But Meissen Ar Neat
Antique Helena Wolfsohn Dresden Rococo Figural Porcelain Kpm But Meissen Ar Neat
Antique Helena Wolfsohn Dresden Rococo Figural Porcelain Kpm But Meissen Ar Neat
Antique Helena Wolfsohn Dresden Rococo Figural Porcelain Kpm But Meissen Ar Neat
Antique Helena Wolfsohn Dresden Rococo Figural Porcelain Kpm But Meissen Ar Neat
Antique Helena Wolfsohn Dresden Rococo Figural Porcelain Kpm But Meissen Ar Neat
Antique Helena Wolfsohn Dresden Rococo Figural Porcelain Kpm But Meissen Ar Neat
Antique Helena Wolfsohn Dresden Rococo Figural Porcelain Kpm But Meissen Ar Neat
Antique Helena Wolfsohn Dresden Rococo Figural Porcelain Kpm But Meissen Ar Neat
Antique Helena Wolfsohn Dresden Rococo Figural Porcelain Kpm But Meissen Ar Neat
Antique Helena Wolfsohn Dresden Rococo Figural Porcelain Kpm But Meissen Ar Neat
Antique Helena Wolfsohn Dresden Rococo Figural Porcelain Kpm But Meissen Ar Neat

Antique Helena Wolfsohn Dresden Rococo Figural Porcelain Kpm But Meissen Ar Neat    Antique Helena Wolfsohn Dresden Rococo Figural Porcelain Kpm But Meissen Ar Neat
Item Type: A KPM cherub figural double salt cellar blank that seems to have been painted by Helena Wolfsohn circa 1880 Item Description: A porcelain double salt cellar of a cherub holding fruit or flowers and presiding over two oval bowls, used for holding salt. The porcelain is wonderfully painted in great detail, especially the floral patterns in and around each bowl. The cherub double salt cellar appears to be a KPM blank (google "KPM cherub double salt cellar") although the cherub is slightly different; this one is holding a flower or fruit, whereas most of the blanks hold nothing. This cherub also seems to have some finer detail in the hair and face than some of the other cherubs gracing salt cellars that you will find. The bottom of the salt cellar seems to have the "AR" mark that was used until 1880 by Helena Wolfsohn, and presumably it was she who painted this piece.

The AR / "Augustus Rex" mark is typically associated with Meissen porcelain. The painted floral patterns are in a style that matches Helena Wolfsohn's work. This salt cellar has been carefully restored by Marcel Gibrat himself. Porcelain restoration was a specialty of his. The left-hand bowl and cherub have both been reconstructed from fragments with minimal losses but some cracks do show.

Item Size: The cherub stands approx 5 inches high and the bowls are approx 2 inches high. The entire piece is approx 5.5 inches wide and 3 inches deep. Marcel Gibrat (Pictured working on a Greek Kylyx in the 1970s), my grandfather, was a Restorer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan and later owned a Madison Avenue Restoration Studio and Art Gallery one block from the Guggenheim Museum. From the 1960s to 1990s.

Marcel was undoubtedly a genius and was, as far as I know, the only Restorer for the Met without a PhD. In fact he had a sixth grade education. He was also a talented painter. Im Max Lewin the curator of what remains of Marcels extensive art collection, comprising ancient, tribal, Asian and European art. I worked with Marcel summers and in college.

Marcel was an unquestioned expert in antiquities and all items in the collection from the ancient world are guaranteed to be authentic. Marcel also had a particular affinity for African tribal art, and while dating such items is problematic, he absolutely had impeccable taste. Some of his opinions on provenance of tribal items have been challenged. There are also Asian items of various quality, and many fine and genuine items from primitive cultures including relatively contemporary (a few hundred years old) and both neolithic and upper paleolithic items. Many of the items have archaeological markings.

The item "ANTIQUE HELENA WOLFSOHN DRESDEN ROCOCO FIGURAL PORCELAIN KPM BUT MEISSEN AR NEAT" is in sale since Sunday, February 9, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Figurines".collection" and is located in Asheville, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Primary Material: Ceramic
  • Type: Figurines & Statues
  • Style: Rococo
  • Age: 1880
  • Maker: Dresden
  • Color: Multi-Color
  • Country/Region of Origin: Germany


Antique Helena Wolfsohn Dresden Rococo Figural Porcelain Kpm But Meissen Ar Neat    Antique Helena Wolfsohn Dresden Rococo Figural Porcelain Kpm But Meissen Ar Neat