20 October 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 3,750
Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
A MEISSEN GROUP OF A BABY AND A SPANIEL, 'LA DOUCEUR DE L'ENFANCE'
Late 19th/20th century, blue crossed swords mark, impressed 163 and 57, iron-red painted 9., after the model by M.V. Acier and J.C. Schönheit
Modeled as a baby laying on a small pillowed bed, its blankets strewn asunder and its rattle hanging to one side, attended by a dog, on a rocky canted rectangular base enriched in gilt with a key-pattern
8 in. (20.2 cm.) wide
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Cf. Dr. K. Berling, Meissen China an Illustrated History, New York, 1972, p. 68, fig. 166 and T.H. Clarke, Marcolini Meissen Figures, Engraved by Friedrich Elsasser, 1785-1792, London, 1988, pp. 25 and 67, pl. 29 for illustrations of this model.
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