Vintage cupid fanning the heart porcelain figurine, angel statue, anatomical heart, love decor, Valentine's decor, Valentine's Day gift

$74.00

This lovely bisque porcelain cherub or putti is actually Cupid, the angel of love, fanning the flames of love as depicted by his fanning a large, almost anatomically correct looking heart. And that's what I love most about this figurine, is the heart. And how the piece treats it as this separate and large object, that can be pulled out and manipulated, and isn't love kind of like that? What causes someone to truly fall for someone else? It is sometimes as mysterious as a little angel with a bellows, pumping away at the flames of love and desire. I believe the figurine is quite old, perhaps inspired by Meissen cupids, a maker that was especially copied. This particular cupid features a series of numbers (see Photo 3) and we estimate the piece to be European made and circa first half of the 20th Century. There is one spot under the cupid's left arm where the porcelain has opened up slightly, not a crack per se but just an area where the piece was not fully closed. It could have come out of the kiln that way. This came from an antique dealer in my antique mall who was closing her shop. The piece has a price on the bottom, written in pencil--250--that appears to have been a European style of writing.

Measures just over 5" tall and the base is just over 3" by 1-3/4". In fairly good vintage condition.

Love's mystery.


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