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A MEISSEN FIGURE OF A GRENADIER
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A MEISSEN FIGURE OF A GRENADIER

CIRCA 1745, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK TO REVERSE

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A MEISSEN FIGURE OF A GRENADIER
CIRCA 1745, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK TO REVERSE
Wearing a blue-lined white uniform, white breeches and gaiters over black boots, the gilt flap of his satchel painted in Schwarzlot with the crowned Royal arms of Poland and Saxony, military trophies and an AR monogram, the gilt peak of his cap with a Schwarzlot cross, FA monogram and flaming grenades surmounted by an Elector's cap, standing to attention with his musket before him, before a plinth with marbled fielded panels on a D-shaped mound base (left hand restuck at forearm with associated filled loss at elbow, satchel with small restored chip to lower right corner and some over-painting to black enamel, musket with some restoration and barrel partially lacking, slight wear to gilding)
8¼ in. (21 cm.) high
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A very similar figure (with his musket butt resting on the ground) was in the Gustav von Gerhardt Collection, sale Lepke, Berlin, 7-9th November 1911, lot 100, pl. 18.
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