17 November 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 1,875
Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,000
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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