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

    25 October 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 6

    TWO MEISSEN FIGURE GROUPS, 'THE DECISIVE CHOICE' AND 'THE NOBLE DECISION'

    LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, ONE WITH INCISION, BOTH POSSIBLY OUTSIDE-DECORATED, INCISED MODEL NUMBERS J.49 AND J.60, IMPRESSED AND PAINTED NUMERALS, AFTER THE MODELS BY J.C. SCHÖNHEIT

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    TWO MEISSEN FIGURE GROUPS, 'THE DECISIVE CHOICE' AND 'THE NOBLE DECISION'
    LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, ONE WITH INCISION, BOTH POSSIBLY OUTSIDE-DECORATED, INCISED MODEL NUMBERS J.49 AND J.60, IMPRESSED AND PAINTED NUMERALS, AFTER THE MODELS BY J.C. SCHÖNHEIT
    Modelled as either a lady or gentleman being courted by a member of the opposite sex, their spurned lover kneeling disconsolate to one side, each on an oval rocky base moulded with acanthus leaf-tips and enriched in gilt
    12½ in. (31.8 cm.) high (2)


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    Intended to be a pair, these examples represent some of the last models Schönheit created in the style of his predecesor Acier. 'The Noble Decision' is after a drawing by Schenau. For a further discussion and line drawing of these models, see Clarke, op. cit., pp.53-54 and p.108, pl. 185 and 187.

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