25 October 2007
This lot is offered without a reserve
A MEISSEN GROUP, 'AMUSEMENT DE L'ENFANCE'
LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, INCISED E. 76, IMPRESSED S, PAINTED 37., AFTER THE MODEL BY M.V. ACIER
Modelled as a lady tending a baby holding a rattle, the child seated against a large pillow on the edge of a cradle, a doll strewn to one side, on a rocky canted rectangular stop-fluted base enriched in gilt
8 in. (20.3 cm.) high
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Cf. Berling, op. cit., table 19, fig. 8; Clarke, op. cit., pp. 25 and 28, pl. 28; Walcha, op. cit., pl. 176; and Butler, op. cit., pl. 288 for an example in the Hermitage.
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