21 April 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 1,875
Estimate USD 1,000 - USD 1,500
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).
This lot is offered without reserve.
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF LEO AND DORIS HODROFF