A Meissen Chinoiserie arbour group
A Meissen Chinoiserie arbour group

CIRCA 1750, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK

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A Meissen Chinoiserie arbour group
Circa 1750, blue crossed swords mark
Modelled by P. Reinicke, he wearing a conical hat and a long puce gilt and purple flowered tunic tied at the waist with a striped sash, presenting a book to his companion, she wearing a white purple-lined tunic over a turquoise undergarment, seated on a chair and stool before a pierced arbour interwoven with trailing flowering branches, on a shaped mound base applied with flowers and foliage (arbour broken through and restuck, small restoration to leaf at top of arbour, minute repair to her left shoe, very slight chipping to extremities)
7 in. (19 cm.) high

Lot Essay

The subject of this group is derived from the engraving by Gabriele Huquier after Boucher.

Cf. Dr Erika Pauls-Eisenbeiss, German Porcelain of the 18th Century (1972) pp. 196, 197 and the example from the Gubbay Collection sold in these Rooms on 7 July 1969, lot 171 and illustrated by H. Morley-Fletcher, Meissen Porcelain, p. 89. Also see the similar example sold in these Rooms on 6 October 1986, lot 164, another on 28 March 1977, lot 114 and an example at Sotheby's on 10 July 1973, lot 123.
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