20 April 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 17,500
Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000
A PAIR OF LARGE MEISSEN FIGURE GROUPS, 'AMORS FESSELUNG' AND 'AMOR IN NÖTEN'
LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, INCISED MODEL NOS. J 70. AND J.82., IMPRESSED NUMERALS, AFTER THE MODELS BY C.G. JÜCHTZER
Each modeled with Cupid in distress, his quiver and bow strewn aside, either having his wings clipped and arrows broken by two young maidens or being 'bound' by ribbons, the oval base molded with ovolo and acanthus
14 in. (35.5 cm.) wide (2)
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For a line drawing and history of these models, see. T.H. Clarke, Marcolini Meissen Figures Engraved by Friedrich Elasser, 1782-1792, London, 1988, pp. 53-4 and 110, figs. 191 and 193.
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