A BERLIN FIGURE OF A BACCHANTE FEEDING A GOAT, CIRCA 1775
modelled by Wilhelm Christian Meyer (1726-1786), the scantily clad nymph seated on a tree stump, a vine draped across her lap from which she proffers the goat a bunch of grapes, mound base with gilt detailed Rococo scrolls, incised C.M., underglaze blue sceptre mark
This maenad with the goat emblematic of lust is one from a series of five bacchic followers produced by K.P.M. Three other figures from the series, all in the Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin, are illustrated by Erich Köllmann and Margarete Jarchow, Berliner Porzellan, Munich, 1987, Vol. II, Figs.177, 178 & 180. For other examples see Georg Lenz, Berliner Porzellan, Die Manufaktur Friedrichs Des Grossen 1763-1786, Berlin, 1913, Vol.II, pl.109.
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