25 October 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 10,000
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
FOUR MEISSEN FIGURES OF PUTTI EMBLEMATIC OF LOVE
LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, THREE OUTSIDE DECORATED WITH INCISED CANCELLATION MARKS, INCISED MODEL NOS. M.114, M.115 AND M.116, VARIOUS IMPRESSED AND PAINTED NUMERALS, AFTER THE MODELS BY POLLACK
Each modelled standing on a circular base and gilt enriched socle, including: one with a putto holding a 'Marriage Contract' in one hand, hiding a shoe behind his back with the other; one with a putto holding a dove delivering a love letter; and two with a putto stabbing a pair of flaming hearts with his arrow
12 3/8 in. (31.4 cm.) high, the love letter example (4)
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Cf., Berling, op. cit., table 27, figs. 4 and 5 for illustrated examples of the putti with the love letter and contract; and also compare, Maria Felix: La Doña, Christie's, New York, 18 July 2007.
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This small painting by Theodore Rousseau was not only groundbreaking, it also boasts a fascinating provenance