25 October 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 4,000
Estimate USD 1,000 - USD 1,500
TWO MEISSEN FIGURES EMBLEMATIC OF TASTE AND SCENT
MID TO LATE 19TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, TASTE WITH AN INCISION BELOW THE MARK, BOTH POSSIBLY OUTSIDE-DECORATED, SCENT INCISED 7151, BOTH PAINTED 5.
Each modelled as a nymph attended by a putto standing by a plinth surrounded by attributes of their respective senses, a dog sniffing a sausage by Scent, a monkey eating fruit by Taste, both on a rocaille base moulded with either a nose or mouth, raised on four scroll feet
11½ in. (29.2 cm.) high, taste (2)
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For similar examples see The Estelle Doheny Collection, Christie's, New York, 17 December 2001, lots 212 and 215.
This lot is offered without reserve.No sales tax is due on the purchase price of this lot if it is picked up or delivered in the State of New York.