A Pair of Meissen Porcelain Covered Urns
each with a circular lift-off cover surmounted by a putto finial above a shaped body painted to show insects, floral sprays and fruit, further modeled to show dolphin, cherub, putto and Bacchic forms, the underside with crossed swords mark in underglaze blue.
Height 11 inches.
Estimate $ 1,000-2,000
Each in overall decent, stable condition without cracks or repairs. Both lids with chips to lower edge. One urn with chip to base, loss to one merperson's tail, two chips to putti's feet and a chip to one dolphins tongue. The other urn also with chip to base and to two of the putti's feet.
When examined under UV light it s clear that the lids have been taped on with residue left. Also each of the putti on the lid flouress on two spots to their backs suggesting each had once had wings which were removed. No additional condition issues were revealed. Crossed swords mark not scored.