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Meissen Art Nouveau Figurine Pair Snowball Thrower & Girl, A. Koenig, c 1910

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Very charming Meissen Art Nouveau porcelain figurines: Boy in dark blue jacket, under it a brown vest, striped pants and lace-up shoes, on his head a green cap with a wide brim, a white scarf around his neck, with his right arm reaching far back to throw a snowball at the girl, with his left hand holding more prepared snowballs to his chest. The boy is supported from behind by a small toboggan and is based on round snow base. The girl in purple flowered dress, blue jacket, green and white checkered scarf wrapped around her head and slippers on her feet, protecting her head with both hands, taking cover. The figure is supported from behind by a pile of snow and is also based on round snow base. 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. Models W 131 & W 132 were created 1905/1910. Manufactory: Meissen Germany Dating: made ca. 1910 Material: white porcelain, glossy finish Technique: handmade and finest hand painting Figure Size: height: 14,0 cm / 5.51 inches width: 8,0 cm / 3.14 inches depth: 8,0 cm / 3.14 inches Marks: Blue Meissen underglaze crossed sword mark / first quality Boy: model number W 131 / former's number 58 / painter's number 13 Girl: model number W 132 / former's number 13 / painter's number 51 Bibliography: Thomas & Sabine Bergmann, Meissen - Figures, Model Numbers A 100 - Z 300, Erlangen Germany 2010, catalog numbers 428 & 429, on page 226. Condition: very good
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