New York, East
14 October 1999
A MEISSEN FIGURE GROUP, 'PARCAE'
Late 19th century, blue crossed swords marks, incised No. 33. and impressed 149, after a model by J.J. Kndler
Modelled as the three Fates spinning and measuring the thread of life, accompanied by Father Time and a genius, on a shaped-rectangular base moulded with chains and scrollwork
15in. (39.4cm.) wide
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Cf. Dr. K. Bering, ed., Meissen China an Illustrated History, New York, 1972, fig. 148, p. 64 and 66.
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