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Four Meissen Porcelain Motto Figures

Auction:
2850B
Lot:
820
Sold for:
$1,968$1,600

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2850B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 10, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

Four Meissen Porcelain Motto Figures, Germany, late 19th century, each polychrome pastel-hued, each featuring an amorous cherub with phrase inscribed at base: "Je le captive" with figure holding heart and small cage; "Un me suffit" with draped pedestal; "Je les unis" figure wearing laurel of roses; "Je prends mon essor" figure poised on a cloud, each bearing blue crossed sword mark; ht. 4 7/8 to 5 3/4 in.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Minor surface wear to bases and to gilding, some repairs to leaves, heart/cage.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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Germany, Meissen, Meissen porcelain, Porcelain, Volkseigene Betriebe

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