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A MEISSEN FIGURE GROUP, 'THE PARCAE'
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A MEISSEN FIGURE GROUP, 'THE PARCAE'

19TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, TWICE INCISED N.33, IMPRESSED 101 AND 147, TWICE GILT 2., AFTER THE MODEL BY J.J. KÄNDLER

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A MEISSEN FIGURE GROUP, 'THE PARCAE'
19TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, TWICE INCISED N.33, IMPRESSED 101 AND 147, TWICE GILT 2., AFTER THE MODEL BY J.J. KÄNDLER
Modelled with the Three Fates atop a rocky ledgemetting out hte thread of life, Clotho seated and holding a distaff, Lachesis standing and measuring each thread with a rod, an attendant putto handing her more for the skein, the winged Chronos stealing the scissors from a recumbent Atropos with one hand while clutching her hair in the other, on a stepped gilt-enriched base moulded with entwined ribbons and Vitruvian scroll
15 in. (38 cm.) high
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This model was originally executed in 1774 as part of a large order for Catherine the Great. For an example in the exhibition Meissen für die Zaren and in the holdings of the Staatliches Museum, Lomonossow, see Pietsch, op. cit., p. 115, no. 175-176. Also compare Berling, op. cit., p. 64, fig. 148 and an anonymous sale, Christie's, New York, 24 April 2002, lot 110.

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