9 July 2001
A pair of Meissen bouquetiere figures
Circa 1765, she with blue crossed swords and dot mark
Modelled by J.J. Kändler holding oval two-handled baskets, the tops pierced for flowers, he in green cap and turquoise breeches, she in black scarf, pink bodice and purple skirt, his jacket and her apron with indianische Blumen (he with chips to hat, restoration to right thumb and with one handle of basket lacking, she with index and little finger of right hand lacking, chip to back of skirt and tip of her shoe and part of right cuff lacking)
7¾ in. (19.5 cm.) and 8 in. (20.3 cm.) high (2)
Somerely House, Hampshire.
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See the similar models illustrated by Len and Yvonne Adams, Meissen Portrait Figures (London, 1987), p. 101.
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