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    Sale 2034

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

    21 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 168

    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

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    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.