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    Nineteenth Century Meissen: The Collection Of Dr. W.A. Criswell, Sold To Benefit Criswell College

    25 October 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 155

    A MEISSEN (OUTSIDE-DECORATED) FIGURAL CLOCK

    LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK WITH INCISION, INCISED F. 36, IMPRESSED 78, PAINTED 28

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    A MEISSEN (OUTSIDE-DECORATED) FIGURAL CLOCK
    LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK WITH INCISION, INCISED F. 36, IMPRESSED 78, PAINTED 28
    Of architectural form, the tall clockcase surmounted by a pair of billing doves perched on a pierced plinth and surrounded by four berried finials, garlands of roses and laurel swags to the exterior, all next to a seated Cupid holding a torch emblematic of love, on a rectangular moulded base, raised on four toupie and two rocaille scroll feet
    12 in. (30.4 cm.) high


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    See Clarke, op. cit., p.29 and p.74, pl. 57 for a discussion and line drawing of this model. In celebration of Böttger's tricentennial (1983), a watercolour of this model was shown in the exhibitions at Vienna and Cologne.

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