• 19th Century Furniture, Sculpt auction at Christies

    Sale 2210

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

    20 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 121

    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

    Price Realised  

    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.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK COLLECTION