25 October 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 3,500
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 4,000
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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