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A MEISSEN GROUP OF MEZZETIN AND COLUMBINE after the model by J.J. Kändler, he in a black snood, iron-red jacket enriched with gilding, black breeches and yellow shoes with blue rosettes, she in a black and turquoise bodice, white apron and purple and white striped skirt holding a bird-cage and embracing Mezzetin, standing on a mound base applied with brightly coloured flowers before a tree-stump (restoration to tree-stump, his right shoe and bow on her sleeve, chips to yellow bow on her sleeve, blue bow on his breeches and flowers), faint blue crossed swords mark to base, circa 1740

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A MEISSEN GROUP OF MEZZETIN AND COLUMBINE after the model by J.J. Kändler, he in a black snood, iron-red jacket enriched with gilding, black breeches and yellow shoes with blue rosettes, she in a black and turquoise bodice, white apron and purple and white striped skirt holding a bird-cage and embracing Mezzetin, standing on a mound base applied with brightly coloured flowers before a tree-stump (restoration to tree-stump, his right shoe and bow on her sleeve, chips to yellow bow on her sleeve, blue bow on his breeches and flowers), faint blue crossed swords mark to base, circa 1740
17cm. high

Lot Essay

Cf. Dr. Erika Pauls-Eisenbeiss, German Porcelain of the 18th Century, vol. I, pp. 286-287

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