21 October 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 2,750
Estimate USD 2,500 - USD 3,500
A MEISSEN GARDEN GROUP EMBLEMATIC OF LOVE
LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, INCISED MODEL NO. D 93., IMPRESSED 125, BLACK 60., AFTER THE MODEL BY M.V. ACIER AND J.C. SCHÖNHEIT
Modeled in the round as three young couples about a tree, one pair holding a watch and playing with the thread of life, one pair catching love birds and one pair modeled after Boucher with a young man happening upon a sleeping maiden, on a circular gilt enriched base molded with a band of entrelac and floral medallions
17½ in. (44.4 cm.) high (2)
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See Clarke, op. cit., p.62, pl. 16 for a line drawing of this model. Also see Berling, op. cit., p. 67, fig. 165 and The Collection of Dr. W.A. Criswell, Christie's, New York, 25 October 2007, lot 8 for other examples of this group.
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