25 October 2007,
Price realised USD 3,750
USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
A MEISSEN GARDEN GROUP EMBLEMATIC OF LOVE
LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY, INCISED D 93., IMPRESSED 51 AND 99, PAINTED 68, AFTER THE MODEL BY M.V. ACIER AND J.C. SCHÖNHEIT
Modelled in the round as three young couples about a tree, one pair holding a watch and playing with the thread of life, one pair catching love birds and one pair modelled after Boucher with a young man happening upon a sleeping maiden, on a circular gilt enriched base moulded with a band of entrelac and floral medallions
17¾ in. (45 cm.) high
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See Clarke, op. cit., p.62, pl. 16 for a line drawing of this model. Cf. Berling, op. cit., p. 67, fig. 165.
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