5 July 2004
A Meissen group of a pug bitch and her puppy
CIRCA 1745, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK
Modelled to the left, her pale-beige coat with black markings to her back, head and legs, with a black muzzle and wearing a pink and gilt diaper pattern collar with gilt bells, her puppy suckling beneath her, on an oval mound base applied with coloured flowers and foliage (extensive restoration to bodies, head, tail and base)
5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) high
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Guttmann Catalogue, no. 37.
A similar example is illustrated by Rainer Rückert, Meissener Porzellan (Munich, 1966), no. 1092.
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Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately