• 19th Century Furniture, Sculpt auction at Christies

    Sale 2210

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

    20 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 110

    TWO MEISSEN FIGURES OF PUTTI

    LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, ONE WITH INCISION AND POSSIBLY OUTSIDE-DECORATED, INCISED MODEL NOS. M.115 AND M.114, IMPRESSED 86 AND 34, AFTER THE MODELS BY POLLACK

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    TWO MEISSEN FIGURES OF PUTTI
    LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, ONE WITH INCISION AND POSSIBLY OUTSIDE-DECORATED, INCISED MODEL NOS. M.115 AND M.114, IMPRESSED 86 AND 34, AFTER THE MODELS BY POLLACK
    Each as a putto emblematic of Love modeled standing on a circular gilt enriched base, one holding a marriage contract, the other releasing a bird carrying a love letter and holding a flaming heart
    12¼ in. (31.1 cm.) high, the taller (2)


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    Cf., Berling, Meissen China, an Illustrated History, New York, 1972, table 27, figs. 4 and 5. Also compare the examples sold in Maria Felix: La Doña, Christie's, New York, 18 July 2007.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK COLLECTION