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    Sale 1983

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

    9 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 252

    A MEISSEN FIGURE GROUP, 'THE NOBLE DECISION'

    LATE 19TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, INCISED MODEL NO. J.60., IRON-RED 42., AFTER A MODEL BY J.C. SCHÖNHEIT

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    A MEISSEN FIGURE GROUP, 'THE NOBLE DECISION'
    LATE 19TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, INCISED MODEL NO. J.60., IRON-RED 42., AFTER A MODEL BY J.C. SCHÖNHEIT
    Modeled as a lady being courted by two gentlemen, one holding her by the waist, the other kneeling before a column and holding two love birds in his hat, on an oval rocky base molded with acanthus leaf-tips and enriched in gilt
    12 in. (30.4 cm.) high


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    Based on a drawing by Schenau, this is one the last models Schönheit created in the style of his predecesor Acier. For a further discussion and line drawing of this model see T.H. Clarke, Marcolini Meissen Figures, Engraved by Friedrich Elsasser 1785-1792, London, 1988, p. 52 and 108, no. 187.