24 April 2002
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE BRYN MAWR COLLECTION
A MEISSEN PORCELAIN FIGURE GROUP,'PARCAE'
19th century, blue crossed swords marks, incised N:33, and impressed 137, after a model by J.J. Kändler
Modelled as the three Fates, Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos, spinning and measuring the thread of life, accompanied by Cronos, as Father Time, and a genius, on a stepped trapezoidal base
15½in. (39.3cm.) high; 16in. (40.6cm.) wide
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See Dr. K. Berling, ed., Meissen China an Illustrated History, New York, 1972, fig. 148, p. 64 and 66. Also see anon. sale, Christie's East, 14 October 1999, lot 203 for a similar example; and note to lot 108.
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