• Centuries of Style: Silver, Eu auction at Christies

    Sale 7800

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

    17 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 68

    TWO MEISSEN FIGURES OF PUTTI

    CIRCA 1750-55, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS AT THE ENDS OF THE BASES

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    TWO MEISSEN FIGURES OF PUTTI
    CIRCA 1750-55, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS AT THE ENDS OF THE BASES
    Each modelled draped in a pink-lined blue robe, kneeling, with an axe raised at his right shoulder, on rocky shaped mound bases applied with flowers and foliage and with circular apertures for mounts (mounts lacking, areas of restoration, axes restored replacements, some slight chipping)
    8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) high (2)


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    A pair of similar putti mounted on ormolu candelabra bases was formerly in the Jahn Collection sold by Lempertz, Cologne, on 12 June 1989, lot 227.

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