25 October 2007
This lot is offered without a reserve
A PAIR OF MEISSEN FIGURE GROUPS EMBLEMATIC OF THE SEASONS
LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, INCISED 1222 AND 1236, IMPRESSED 3 AND 46, RESPECTIVELY, ONE PAINTED 25.
Each modelled as a group of two putti, each putto with an attribute of a different Season, on a rocky rocaille-moulded mound base
10 in. (25.4 cm.) high (2)
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See Christie's, London, 10 February 2005, lot 179 for another example of this pair.
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