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    Sale 5154

    British & Continental Ceramics & Glass

    5 December 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 638

    A MEISSEN FIGURE OF A MAID, LA BELLE CHOCOLATIER

    CIRCA 1900, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, IMPRESSED T5, PRESSNUMMER 131

    Price Realised  

    A MEISSEN FIGURE OF A MAID, LA BELLE CHOCOLATIER
    CIRCA 1900, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, IMPRESSED T5, PRESSNUMMER 131
    Inspired by the pastel by Liotard, modelled standing holding a tray with a cup and saucer and a beaker of water, on a shaped rectangular mound base
    7¼ in. (18.4 cm.) high


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    The present model is based on a copy of a 1744-5 pastel by the Swiss miniaturist, Jean-Etienne Liotard (1702-1789) at the Gemäldegalerie, Dresden. The copy by the Meissen painter Frenzel was originally intended as a source to be copied onto Meissen plaques.

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