Kunst und Antiquitäten → A rare Figure Group 'The Virgin Mary Appearing to John Palafox'
Meissen, designed 1771, made around 1860. Polychrome painted porcelain, depicting on a hexagonal base with gold inscription the Spanish Bishop Juan de Palafox y Mendoza (1600-1659), also serving as Archbishop of Mexico and viceroy of Newspain, kneeling in front of the Blessed Mother floating on a cloud. Crossed swords mark, model no. 'D 14', impressed '100','14' (ironred). Min. chipped. H. 32,5 cm. - German porcelain modeller and sculptor, taught by the sculptor Thomae in Dresden, whose baroque influence is especially visible in his animal figures, in 1731 appointed court sculptor by August the Strong, at the same time beginning his work for porcelain manufacture Meissen, which he directs for many years, his works are among the highlights of early European porcelain.