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    Sale 2037

    Important European Furniture, Ceramics, and Carpets

    21 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 228

    TWO MEISSEN FIGURES OF PUTTI

    LATE 18TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS BOTH, STAR AND II MARK TO FIGURE OF WINTER, THE MODEL OF CUPID BY C.C. PUNCT

    Price Realised  

    TWO MEISSEN FIGURES OF PUTTI
    LATE 18TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS BOTH, STAR AND II MARK TO FIGURE OF WINTER, THE MODEL OF CUPID BY C.C. PUNCT
    The first emblematic of Winter, modeled wearing a fur-lined cloak and huddled over a brazier, seated on a plinth; the second as Cupid in disguise, modeled wearing a short cloak and bonnet, obscuring his face with a fan, a small mound base
    5 in. (12.6 cm.) high, Winter (2)


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    For an example of this model of Cupid identified as 'disguised as a Chinese girl with fan', see Len and Yvonne Adams, Meissen Figures, 1730-1775 The Kaendler Period, Atglen, 2001, p. 125, no. 349.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A FLORIDA COLLECTOR (LOTS 228-229)