21 October 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 4,000
Estimate USD 2,500 - USD 3,500
A MEISSEN FIGURE GROUP OF THE GOOD MOTHER, 'DIE GUTE MUTTER'
Late 19th/20th century, blue crossed swords mark, incised E.69, impressed 51. and gilt 65., after a model by M.V. Acier and J.C. Schönheit
Modeled as a mother in 18th century dress sitting in an armchair as her three rambunctious children surround her, the eldest and youngest playing cards, on a ciruclar base molded with a band of egg-and-dart
8½ in. (21.5 cm.) high
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Cf. O. Walcha, Meissner Porzellan, Dresden, 1973, fig. 175; and Lawrence Mitchell, Meissen Collector's Catalogue, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2004, p. 93, pl. 16, no. E 69 for an example of this model in the 1910 Meissen catalogue.
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