London, South Kensington
27 February 2003
A Meissen group of Lovers
Circa 1880, blue crossed swords mark, incised C.71, Pressnummer 70, iron-red numeral 16.
After an original by M.V. Acier and J.C. Schoenheit, known as 'The Test of Love', with a gallant and companion before a covered urn on a square section plinth, he wears a blue coat and breeches, she wears a veil, her sepia dress and coat with a vermicular pattern, on an oval mound above an oval base moulded with gadrooning (minor chipping to extremities)
9½ in. (24.1 cm.) high
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Cf. Ingelore Menhauzen, Early Meissen Porcelain in Dresden (London 1990), pl. 168 and dustjacket for an example of the Marcolini Period original.
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