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Four Meissen Porcelain Figures

Auction:
2940B
Lot:
676
Sold for:
$800$650

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2940B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 07, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Four Meissen Porcelain Figures, early 20th century, each polychrome decorated, three with putti: one delivering letters, a figural group with torch, and putti working at a lathe; and one with a male musician playing a fife; each with blue crossed swords mark, ht. 3 1/2 to 5 3/4 in.

Provenance: Property of the Saint Louis Art Museum; sold to benefit the acquisition fund.
Estimate $600-800

Putti with letter: one arm, two letters and head restored.
Putti sharpening arrow: one wing restored; heavy losses to leaves and to attachment of foot pedal.
Two putti group: end of torch broken; end of bow and one finger to each of two hands missing.
Figure playing horn: repair to drum stick.


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.

Keywords

Ceramic materials, Glass, Meissen porcelain, Porcelain, Pottery, Volkseigene Betriebe

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