25 October 2007
This lot is offered without a reserve
A PAIR OF MEISSEN ALLEGORICAL FIGURE GROUPS, 'THE BROKEN BRIDGE' AND 'THE BROKEN EGGS'
LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, F.63 AND F.65, VARIOUS IMPRESSED AND PAINTED NUMERALS, AFTER THE MODELS BY M.V. ACIER
The first modelled with a gallant stooping to support his female companion, a broken bridge and an attendant putto scattering roses before them, the reverse with Cupid lending his own support; the second with a lady standing with her hands crossed at her breast and turning away from a seated older companion, an upturned basket of eggs at her feet and Cupid kneeling before them, the reverse with a putto hiding amongst the flounces of her skirt, each on a rocky mound above an oval stop-fluted base; together with a very similar Meissen (outside-decorated) figure group of 'Love Consoled'
9¾ in. (24.7 cm.) high (3)
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See Clarke, op. cit., pp. 30-31 and p. 77 fig. 66 and 68 for an engraving and discussion on the inspiration for these models. Also see Berling, op. cit., table 19, figs. 3 and 4.
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