Lot 250
A Meissen Group of Europa and The Bull
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Circa 1889, Europa is modeled wearing a loose drape, seated upon the garlanded bull above two kneeling attendants, on a shaped oval Rococo style scroll-mounted base, underside blue pommel crossed swords, incised 2697, press mark 85.

8.5 in.

Private Collection, North Carolina

When the beautiful Europa and her maidens were gathering flowers, Zeus, disguised as a bull, swam away with her to the island of Crete where she became the first queen.

Scattered breaks to leaves as well as several petals; repair to bull's tail; original tight firing crack underside of the base; examined under UV light.

$800 - 1,200