21 October 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 4,000
Estimate USD 1,200 - USD 1,800
FOUR MEISSEN COMPANION FIGURES
LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, INCISED MODEL NOS. F. 73., F 65, F 84. AND C 72., VARIOUS IMPRESSED AND PAINTED NUMERALS, AFTER THE MODELS BY M.V. ACIER AND J.C. SCHÖNHEIT
Comprising: two figures of a shepherd and shepherdess, each beside a tree-stump, he with a bird carrying a love letter; and two figures of a gardener and companion, he with a hat full of grapes, she with a basket full of flowers; all on circular bases molded with stylized gilt key-pattern bands
7 in. (17.8 cm.) high, the shepherd (4)
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See T.H. Clarke, Marcolini Meissen Figures, Engraved by Friedrich Elsasser 1785-1792, London, 1988, pp. 78, 80 and 82, figs. 72, 77 and 82, respectively, for line drawings of the shepherdess, shepherd and gardener.
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