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    Nineteenth Century Meissen: The Collection Of Dr. W.A. Criswell, Sold To Benefit Criswell College

    25 October 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 57

    TWO MEISSEN FIGURES OF SEATED WOMEN

    LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, THE SECOND WITH DOUBLE INCISION AND PROBABLY OUTSIDE DECORATED, INCISED E.588. AND 2685., BOTH IMPRESSED 43, THE FIRST AFTER THE MODEL BY M.V. ACIER

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    TWO MEISSEN FIGURES OF SEATED WOMEN
    LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, THE SECOND WITH DOUBLE INCISION AND PROBABLY OUTSIDE DECORATED, INCISED E.588. AND 2685., BOTH IMPRESSED 43, THE FIRST AFTER THE MODEL BY M.V. ACIER
    The first modelled as a maid asleep in a chair, one arm on a table beside her, a love letter tucked at her bosom, her shoes kicked off; the second as a woman seated in a Louis XV style chair, a spinning wheel on a table at her side, on a rocaille-moulded base
    7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm.) high, the first (2)


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    For an example of the spinning wheel figure in the collection of the Hermitage and for the engraving dedicated to Madame La Comtesse de Tessin (Les Amusements de la vie Privée) upon which it is based, see Butler, op. cit., pl. IX and 211. For a line drawing of the girl sleeping, see Clarke, op. cit., p. 65, fig. 25.

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