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A MEISSEN FIGURE OF A FRUIT-SELLER FROM A SERIES OF PARISIAN STREET-TRADERS

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A MEISSEN FIGURE OF A FRUIT-SELLER FROM A SERIES OF PARISIAN STREET-TRADERS

CIRCA 1745, TRACES OF BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK

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A MEISSEN FIGURE OF A FRUIT-SELLER FROM A SERIES OF PARISIAN STREET-TRADERS CIRCA 1745, TRACES OF BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK Modelled by J.J. Kändler, standing and leaning forwards, holding an apple in one hand, a basket of fruit over her left arm, in a white headscarf, blouse and apron, a black-fronted to her bodice and a green skirt, a black belt about her hips suspending a key and a pouch, on a mound base applied with flowers and foliage (right forearm and handle of basket cracked and restored, very slight chipping to foliage and flake to toe of left shoe) 7 1/8 in. (18 cm.) high
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See Yvonne Adams, Meissen Figures 1730-1775 The Kändler Years, Atglen, 2001, p. 12-13, nos. 3 and 4 for a similar example and the engraving after Bouchardon on which this figure is based. See also Dr. Erika Pauls-Eisenbeiss, German Porcelain of the 18th Century, London, 1972, pp. 86-87, for a similar example and a list of other known examples.

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