Meissen cupids winning hearts in Oct. 16 porcelain auction

Nineteenth-century Meissen figurine, ‘Cupid Annointing Hearts,’ 7 1/2 inches. Estimate: $1,00-$1,400. Jasper 52 image

Nineteenth-century Meissen figurine, ‘Cupid Anointing Hearts,’ 7 1/2 inches. Estimate: $1,00-$1,400. Jasper 52 image

 

NEW YORK – Meissen figurines appear to be the top draw in a Jasper52 porcelain auction that will conclude Sunday, Oct. 16. Absentee and Internet live bidding on this 72-lot online-only auction is available exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.com.

Having the most bids prior to the start of Sunday’s 3 p.m. Eastern auction is a 19th century Meissen figure titled Cupid Anointing Hearts. The 7 1/2-inch-tall figurine is on its way to reaching the $1,000-$1,400 estimate.

Bidding has also been active the 8-inch-high Meissen figurine titled Cupids Under Tree. It has a $1,200-$1,500 estimate.

 

Meissen, ‘Cupids Under Tree,’ 8 inches. Estimate: $1,200-$1,500. Jasper 52 image

Meissen, ‘Cupids Under Tree,’ 8 inches. Estimate: $1,200-$1,500. Jasper 52 image

 

The Royal Saxon Porcelain Works was established in 1710 in Meissen, Saxony. It is credited with developing the first European hard-paste porcelain.

Also drawing attention in the sale is a 19th century porcelain cup and saucer by KPM (Royal Porcelain Factory, Berlin). Established in 1763 by Frederick II of Prussia in 1763, KPM is famous for its hand-painted porcelain plaques.

 

KPM cup and saucer, 19th century. Estimate: $300-$400. Jasper 52 image

KPM cup and saucer, 19th century. Estimate: $300-$400. Jasper 52 image

 

On the contemporary side, there are a few Lladro figurines in the sale, including a 7 3/4-inch example titled Winter. Introduced in 1984 and retired in 2001, it is one of Lladro’s “The Four Seasons” set. Lladro is a Spanish ceramics company based in Tavernes Blanques, Valencia, that produces porcelain figurines that have a distinctive style.

 

Lladro figurine, ‘Winter,’ 7 3/4 inches, 1984-2001. Estimate: $50-$150. Jasper 52 image

Lladro figurine, ‘Winter,’ 7 3/4 inches, 1984-2001. Estimate: $50-$150. Jasper 52 image

 

Two examples of Lalique, a famous French glassmaker, are in the auction. One is a 5-inch Dampierre crystal vase decorated with applied birds.

 

Lalique Dampierre crystal vase, 5.3 inches high x 4.6 inches in diameter. Estimate: $100-$300. Jasper 52 image

Lalique Dampierre crystal vase, 5.3 inches high x 4.6 inches in diameter. Estimate: $100-$300. Jasper 52 image

 

The auction features more than 20 Hummel figurines by Goebel. Also represented are Lenox, Royal Doulton, Irish Dresden and Bing & Grondahl.

Bidding on all lots starts, or started, at $1.