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A MEISSEN FIGURE OF A SEATED WOMAN, 'L'ECONOME'
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A MEISSEN FIGURE OF A SEATED WOMAN, 'L'ECONOME'

LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, INCISED 2654., IMPRESSED 51., PAINTED 67., AFTER THE MODEL BY J.J. KÄNDLER

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A MEISSEN FIGURE OF A SEATED WOMAN, 'L'ECONOME'
LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, INCISED 2654., IMPRESSED 51., PAINTED 67., AFTER THE MODEL BY J.J. KÄNDLER
Modelled sitting in a chair looking over a ledger in her lap and writing in another on a table, a quill in one hand, a sander in the other, various shop objects at her feet including a basket of wine bottles, two packages, a bowl and a sugar cone
6¼ in. (15.8 cm.) high
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Lot Essay

By the time this piece was modelled in the 18th century, sugar had become a common household good among all levels of European society due to the establishment of plantations in the Carribean. It was sold in solid cones wrapped in paper, such as the one in this model, and required a pair of sugar 'nippers' to pull off fragments for use.

For the engraving upon which this figure is based and an example of this model in the collection of the Hermitage, see Butler, op. cit., pl. VIII and pl. 210. Cf. L. and Y. Adams, op. cit., p. 44.
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