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    Sale 2034

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art and Ceramics

    21 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 190

    A MEISSEN FIGURE GROUP OF A NYMPH BEING CAPTURED, 'TRITONENFANG'

    EARLY 20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, INCISED MODEL NO. T. 53., IMPRESSED 38 AND 98, GREEN 69., AFTER THE MODEL BY T.P. HELMIG

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    A MEISSEN FIGURE GROUP OF A NYMPH BEING CAPTURED, 'TRITONENFANG'
    EARLY 20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, INCISED MODEL NO. T. 53., IMPRESSED 38 AND 98, GREEN 69., AFTER THE MODEL BY T.P. HELMIG
    Modeled as a lascivious triton and his attendant putto eyeing their scantily clad catch
    15 in. (38 cm.) long


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    Paul Helmig is recorded as modeler at Meissen begining in 1882. After 1900 he worked in the Art Nouveau style. See Johannes Just, Meissen Porcelain of the Art Nouveau Period, Cincinnati, 1983, p. 156 for a more complete biography.