London, South Kensington
15 February 2001
A Meissen inkstand
after an original by E. Meyer, modelled as a seated Oriental, wearing a feathered hat and a flower-sprigged robe with pale-pink collar and cuffs, holding a cylindrical pot and cover and a scrolling a-symetrical plaque, below a standing woman wearing pale-blue flower-sprigged robes, holding a parasol, the inkwell and sander modelled as kneeling Oriental children upon a shaped stand, painted with flowersprays and enriched in gilt, blue crossed swords mark and Pressnummer, late 19th century (some restoration and minor damages) -- 36cm. wide
See front cover illustration
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Cf. the example sold in these rooms on 15th April 1993, Lot 355.
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