Large Meissen porcelain pink and magenta polychrome and parcel gilt figural centerpiece or epergne, the oblong pierced basket with scrolled rim and scalloped shell handles supported by a naturalistic, tree-trunk like column with courting male and female figures peering at each other from behind it, on a Rococo style base; applied floral decorations throughout. Blue Meissen crossed swords mark underside of base with incised numbers 2772. 19 5/8" H x 14" W x 11 3/8" D. Circa 1900. Provenance: Dr. Joseph and Mrs. Josephine Lavecchia estate, Chattanooga, TN. CONDITION: Overall good condition with some scattered surface grime. Breaks to petals on several flowers, primarily to column. 7/8" chip to base.
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