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    Sale 7731

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    2 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 79

    A MEISSEN GROUP OF EUROPA AND THE BULL

    CIRCA 1765, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS AND DOT MARK

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A MEISSEN GROUP OF EUROPA AND THE BULL
    CIRCA 1765, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS AND DOT MARK
    Probably modelled by F.E. Meyer, with Europa seated upon the garlanded bull and accompanied by two attendants, all wearing flowered robes, on a gilt-edged scroll-moulded mound base applied with flowers (small areas of restoration and retouching, hairline crack across base, replacement yellow flower in attendant's left hand, slight chipping to flowers and leaves)
    8¾ in. (22.2 cm.) high


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    For a similar example in the Kunstgewerbemuseum, Berlin, see Stefan Bursche, Meissen (Berlin, 1980), no. 326.

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