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Six Meissen Porcelain Motto Figures

Auction:
3115B
Lot:
448
Sold for:
$1,599$1,300

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3115B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 14, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Six Meissen Porcelain Motto Figures, England, late 19th/early 20th century, each with gilded trim and polychrome enamel decorated, modeled in varying poses with inscribed titles below, underglaze crossed swords marks, ht. 4 7/8 to 5 1/2 in.
Estimate $300-500

Je les balance: Restored bow; break and simple glue to back of cloth.
Je les rends legers: Missing the heart at the end of the stick; edge chip to cloth.
Je decouvre tout: A wing restored at join.
Je blesse et soulage: Repairs to a wing, tip of arrow, and gilt trim touched up along base. Handle of ewer missing.
Les de vaincre je me repose: Feathers to bows in quiver missing.
Je les dompte: Mirror repaired; slight chip to a back edge of the 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

United Kingdom, Ceramic glaze, China painting, Glass, Meissen porcelain, Porcelain, Pottery, Tableware, Visual arts, Volkseigene Betriebe, Volkstedt porcelain

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