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Art Nouveau Children Group Girl With Child A. Koenig, Meissen Germany, c 1905

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Very rare Meissen Art Nouveau porcelain figure group: Girl and child in clothing from around 1900, the girl in a blue patterned long-sleeved dress with a white apron kneeling on the floor and a small standing child in a white and red striped dress and brown apron, wearing a white bonnet with a green patterned brim on the head and pensively bringing the index finger to its mouth, embracing and comforting it. Based on a white round base with an Art Nouveau leaf relief with a grey background on the side. Very loving representation of the characters and the details. Designer: ALFRED KÖNIG (1871 - 1940) studied at the art academy in Dresden, since 1897 he worked in the Meissen manufactory as a designer and modeler. The artist specialized in the design of human figures in various variations, such as genre figures, children, athletes, soldiers etc. Model W 114 was created 1905. Manufactory: Meissen Germany Dating: made ca. 1905 Material: white porcelain, glossy finish Technique: handmade and finest hand painting Size: height: 12,5 cm / 4.92 inches width: 8,5 cm / 3.34 inches depth: 7,0 cm / 2.75 inches Marks: Blue Meissen underglaze crossed sword mark / first quality model number W 114 / former's number 132 / painter's number 3 Bibliography: Thomas & Sabine Bergmann, Meissen - Figures, Model Numbers A 100 - Z 300, Erlangen Germany 2010, catalog number 419, on page 221. Condition: very good
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