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A MEISSEN FIGURE OF AN OLD WOMAN SELLING FRUIT
CIRCA 1747, BROWN NO. 20, MODELLED BY P. REINICKE

Modelled stooped with a basket of fruit over her left arm and an apple in her outstretched right hand, wearing a white kerchief tied at the neck, white blouse, green bodice and puce skirt beneath a white apron held beneath her hip by a black belt, raised on a mound base applied with flowers and foliage, chips and restoration
6¾in. (17cm.) high

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Taken from a series of engravings by Edmé Bouchardon of the Cris de Paris

Cf. Len and Yvonne Adams, Meissen Portrait Figures, London, 1987, p. 103; also Hermann Jedding, Meissner Porzellan des 18 Jarhunderts in Hamburger Privatbesitz, no. 226; Ingelore Menzhausen, In Porzellan verzaubert, Basel, 1993, no. 179 in the Pauls-Eisenbeiss collection; Anon. sale, Christie's, London, September 3, 1989, lot 218; and Anon. sale, Chrisite's, London, June 22, 1992, lot 168
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