25 October 2007
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TWO MEISSEN FIGURE GROUPS OF PUTTI
THE FIRST LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, INCISED G.30., IMPRESSED 101, PAINTED 5, AFTER THE MODEL BY M.V. ACIER AND J.C. SCHÖNHEIT; THE SECOND EARLY 19TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS AND DOT MARK, IMPRESSED 12, BLUE UNDERGLAZE 3, THE MODEL PROBABLY AFTER M.V. ACIER
The first modelled as Cupid taking aim, his quiver beside him, a pair of billing doves at his feet, on an oval key-pattern base; the second as two putti doing arithmetic in a ledger, an inkwell and sander beside them, on a moulded and gilt rocky mound base
7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm.) high, the first (2)
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See Pietsch, op. cit., p. 125, pl. 192 for a similar model of arithmetic with similar moulding at the base in the exhibition, Meissen für die Zaren. Also see Clarke, op. cit., p. 83, fig. 87 for a line drawing of the Cupid figure.
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