31 March 2008
A LIMBACH ALLEGORICAL FIGURE OF A LADY
Emblematic of Spring from a series of the Seasons, modelled standing holding a posy of flowers, wearing a laced bonnet, pearl necklace, a puce diaper-pattern over-jacket with yellow lining, a black bodice and frilled skirt painted with indianische Blumen, on a mound base (chip to right elbow, minute chipping to posy and ribbon on reverse of neck)
7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm.) high
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For further figures from this series see Helmut Scherf, Thüringer Porzellan (Leipzig, 1980), pl. 234. Another example of this model was sold by Sotheby's on 25th November 1997, lot 179.
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