• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 2203

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe Including Carpets from The Corcoran Gallery of Art

    24 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 79

    A MEISSEN PORCELAIN MODEL OF A TOUCAN

    CIRCA 1909, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, INCISED MODEL NUMBER Z188, IMPRESSED 8, MODELED BY PAUL WALTHER

    Price Realised  

    A MEISSEN PORCELAIN MODEL OF A TOUCAN
    CIRCA 1909, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, INCISED MODEL NUMBER Z188, IMPRESSED 8, MODELED BY PAUL WALTHER
    Modeled in full color on a tree-stump beside an orchid
    12 1/8 in. (30.8 cm.) high


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    Paul Walther, (1876-1933), studied at the Drawing School of the Meissen factory and also carried out his apprenticeship there, becoming model maker in 1906. He was one of the artists creating works in the modern style, including a variety of birds and animal groups. Cf. Dr. K. Berling, (ed.), Meissen China, an Illustrated History, color Table 37, no. 6.