25 October 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 4,375
Estimate USD 1,500 - USD 2,000
FOUR MEISSEN MODELS OF DEVISENKINDER
19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, INCISED F.14., F.12., F.11, AND 9., VARIOUS IMPRESSED AND PAINTED NUMERALS, AFTER THE MODELS BY M.V. ACIER AND J.C. SCHÖNHEIT
Each as a putto emblematic of love, at various pursuits among the clouds, on an inscribed canted triangular base, including: 'Je blesse et soulage', 'Je les ramêne', 'Je prends mon essor' and 'Je les accouple'
5¾ in. (14.6 cm.) high, 'Je les ramêne' (4)
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For line drawings and a discussion of these 'most celebrated' figures, see Clarke, op. cit., colour pl. 4 and pp. 27 and 71-72, fig. 44, 46, 47 and 49. Also see Walcha, op. cit. p. 484, fig. 120.
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This small painting by Theodore Rousseau was not only groundbreaking, it also boasts a fascinating provenance