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    Sale 2034

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art and Ceramics

    21 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 140

    TWO MEISSEN FIGURE GROUPS OF BOREAS AND OREITHYIA

    LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, INCISED MODEL NOS. 990. AND 1919., IMPRESSED 50 AND 111, RESPECTIVELY, AFTER THE MODELS BY P. REINICKE AND J.J. KÄNDLER

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    TWO MEISSEN FIGURE GROUPS OF BOREAS AND OREITHYIA
    LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, INCISED MODEL NOS. 990. AND 1919., IMPRESSED 50 AND 111, RESPECTIVELY, AFTER THE MODELS BY P. REINICKE AND J.J. KÄNDLER
    Each modeled with the panicked beauty held aloft by Boreas before a tree, one on a rocky oval base, the other on a rocaille-molded oval base
    9 in. (22.8 cm.) and 7 in. (17.8 cm.) high, respectively (2)


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    See Len and Yvonne Adams, Meissen Portrait Figures, London, 1987, p. 85 for an 18th century example of this model.