25 October 2007
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A LARGE MEISSEN FIGURE OF A FEMALE GARDENER
19TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, INCISED B.65., IMPRESSED 44, PAINTED 49., AFTER THE MODEL BY J.C. SCHÖNHEIT
Modelled standing in 18th century dress, a string of pearls about her neck, a wreath in one hand, a basket of flowers on her hip, standing on a rocky rocaille-moulded square base
18¾ in. (47.6 cm.) high
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Cf. Berling, op. cit., p. 66, fig. 157.
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