Lot 253: THREE KLOSTER VEILSDORF PORCELAIN PUTTI FIGURES EMBLEMATIC OF 'WATER', 'FIRE', AND 'ARCHITECTURE', 1765-68 |

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Description: 'Water' and 'Fire' from the small series of the Four Elements, modelled by Wenzel Neu, Water holding a fish and an urn issuing water standing among bulrushes, Fire lighting a cannonball, stood upon a further flaming cannonball, on shaped bases; the figure emblematic of Architecture,  modelled by Ludwig Heyd, under Neu, stood before a plinth supporting measuring tools and scrolls, on a scroll-edged base,  the figure emblematic of Fire with incised '.S' or '5.' and I marks, Architecture with impressed C mark,
Dimensions: the tallest 13cm., 5 1/8 in. high
Condition Report: In overall generally good appearance. The figure of Fire, restoration to upper part of right arm. The figure of Architecture, element probably lacking from the putto's hands, with associated restoration to figure tips, restoration to lower corner of the plinth and rolled paper on top. The figure of Water with a chip to base.
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Literature: RELATED LITERATURE
Ernst Kramer, 'Die Vier Elemente', Keramikfreunde der Schweiz,  1962, No. 56, pp. 15-20.
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