25 October 2007
This lot is offered without a reserve
A MEISSEN FIGURE GROUP, 'LESSONS IN LOVE'
LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, INCISED F 74., PAINTED 64, AFTER THE MODEL BY M.V. ACIER
Modelled with Cupid before a book inscribed 'Liebe' or Love, instructing a bevy of ladies of all ages, on a rocky oval base
12 in. (30.4 cm.) high
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Cf. Berling, op. cit., table 20, fig. 8, for an illustration of this model.
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