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Meissen Porcelain Allegorical Figure of Africa

Auction:
3088T
Lot:
1405
Sold for:
$677$550

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3088T
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
April 02, 2018 12:00PM

Description:

Meissen Porcelain Allegorical Figure of Africa, Germany, 19th century, polychrome enameled and gilded model wearing an elephant headdress and carrying a sheaf of wheat, a lion to the front of the freeform base, underglaze crossed swords mark, ht. 5 3/4 in.
Estimate $200-400

Missing one tusk, one finger, end of baton, slight loss to another finger tip, break and simple repair to one wrist, shallow chip to back edge of base.


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

Germany, Glass, Meissen, Meissen porcelain, Porcelain, Pottery, Underglaze, Volkseigene Betriebe

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