2 June 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 3,000
Estimate GBP 2,500 - GBP 4,000
A MEISSEN PORCELAIN GILT-METAL MOUNTED GROUP OF PUTTI EMBLEMATIC OF PAINTING AND SCULPTURE
CIRCA 1750, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS TO EDGE OF BASE, THE GILT-METAL MOUNT PROBABLY LATER
Modelled by J.J. Kändler, with one putto chiselling a stone bust, the other holding a painter's palette, on a rocky mound applied with flowers, supported on a pierced acanthus and ribbon-moulded gilt-metal base (chipping to paint brushes, two hairline cracks running from footrim up into rocky mound, slight wear to gilding)
13 5/8 in. (34.7 cm.) high
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A similar example was sold in these Rooms on 18 December 2006, lot 57.
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