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A MEISSEN PORCELAIN COMPOSITE FIGURE GROUP

CIRCA 1760, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK

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A MEISSEN PORCELAIN COMPOSITE FIGURE GROUP
CIRCA 1760, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK
Modeled as four dancing children encircling a central Corinthian column, likely substituting for a tree
14 ½ in. (37.2 cm.) high
Provenance
Acquired from the Estate of Abby R. Mauzé, New York, 1976.
Literature
D. Fennimore et al., The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection: Decorative Arts, New York, vol. IV, 1992, p. 123, no. 131.
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Lot Essay

My sister Abby had a fine collection of English and European porcelain, most of which she acquired from the Antique Porcelain Company over a number of years. This particular candlestick with maypole dancers was in the living room of her apartment at 1 Beekman Place, where I often admired it.
D.R.

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