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    Sale 2159

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

    21 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 57

    TWO MEISSEN FIGURES EMBLEMATIC OF THE SENSES

    19TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, ONE WITH INCISED CROSSED SWORDS IN TRIANGLE AND E.4. AND POSSIBLY OUTSIDE-DECORATED, THE OTHER INCISED E 3. AND IMPRESSED 127, AFTER THE MODELS BY J.C. SCHÖNHEIT

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    TWO MEISSEN FIGURES EMBLEMATIC OF THE SENSES
    19TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, ONE WITH INCISED CROSSED SWORDS IN TRIANGLE AND E.4. AND POSSIBLY OUTSIDE-DECORATED, THE OTHER INCISED E 3. AND IMPRESSED 127, AFTER THE MODELS BY J.C. SCHÖNHEIT
    Each modeled as an 18th century maiden seated before a table, Sight gazing at herself in a mirror, Touch being pecked by a bird in a turquoise cage, on shaped bases molded with egg and dart
    6¼ in. (15.8 cm.) high, Touch (2)


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    Cf. Dr. K. Berling, Meissen China, an Illustrated History, New York, 1972, p. 66, fig. 159 (for Touch).

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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF LEO AND DORIS HODROFF