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    Sale 1894

    Nineteenth Century Meissen: The Collection Of Dr. W.A. Criswell, Sold To Benefit Criswell College

    25 October 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 80

    A PAIR OF MEISSEN KINDERBUSTS AND A THIRD SMALLER KINDERBUST

    LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, TWO INCISED 2744., THE SMALLER INCISED 2764., VARIOUS IMPRESSED AND PAINTED NUMERALS, AFTER THE MODELS BY J.J. KÄNDLER

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    A PAIR OF MEISSEN KINDERBUSTS AND A THIRD SMALLER KINDERBUST
    LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, TWO INCISED 2744., THE SMALLER INCISED 2764., VARIOUS IMPRESSED AND PAINTED NUMERALS, AFTER THE MODELS BY J.J. KÄNDLER
    The pair as busts of Princess Marie Zephirine de Bourbon and Prince Louis Charles de Bourbon, the smaller also as the Prince, on rocaille- moulded bases
    10½ in. high, the first; 9½ in. high, the second (3)


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    Prince Louis Charles de Bourbon (1751-1761) and Princess Marie Zepherine de Bourbon (1750-1755) were the children of Louis, Dauphin of France (1729-1765) and Maria Josepha of Saxony (1731-1767). Both children died young and the parents never recovered from their loss; the young prince, in particular, was idolized by both his parents and grandparents. Their maternal grandfather, Augustus III, stipulated that both of these busts should have blue eyes. See L. and Y. Adams, op. cit., p. 24 for a further discussion. Cf. Berling, op. cit., table 10, fig. 1 and 2 (the larger pair); and Butler, op. cit., pl. 232 for an example of the Prince in the Hermitage.

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