18 May 1999
A Meissen figure of Columbine
Circa 1750, blue crossed swords mark to back of base, Pressnummer 01
Modelled by P. Reinicke, looking to her left wearing a green hat, yellow jacket and gilt-edged skirt with indianische Blumen, dancing, holding her puce apron with both hands, before rockwork on a shaped circular scroll-moulded base enriched with gilding and applied with coloured flowers and foliage (both hands and tips of apron restored replacements, right foot restuck, further very minor restorations, small chip to brim of hat and ribbon of right shoe, wear to gilding)
7.1/8 in. (18.2 cm.) high
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