This is a gorgeous Meissen Figural Group representing The Rape of Europa (Europa Riding on Bull) with factory model 2697. This superb piece was originally designed by Johan Kaendler in 1750, and manufactured by Meissen c. This is a First Quality model number 2697, former model number 111. The highly detailed figural group stands on an oval support decorated with gilt Rocalle ornaments, and it is marked underglaze with the Meissen crossed swords and factory marks.Europa is riding the Bull, which is a metamorphosed representation of the Greek God Zeus. Zeus had fell in love with Europa and decided to successfully kidnap her. The Meissen designers have masterfully captured the Mythological Scene with excellent sculpted and highly detailed figurines, which is characteristic of Meissens highest quality. In 1750, Kaendler designed the Rape of Europa with the assistance of J. The figurine is marked with the crossed swords blue mark on the bottom with the incised numbers 2697 over 111 and. Painter's number 45 in black. The piece is in very good condition as pictured. A VERY RARE ORIGINAL ITEM! We try to present the merchandise as accurately as possible. The presentation is based on the information available to us and to our knowledge. The item "Important Meissen Figural Porcelain Group Rape of Europe by Johann Kaendler 1860" is in sale since Friday, November 8, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Meissen". The seller is "brandsdeluxe" and is located in Hollywood, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.