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Meissen Art Nouveau Figurine, Young Lady Ball Player by Walter Schott, ca 1910

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Extremely decorative, fully sculptural representation of an Art Nouveau beauty in a softly falling robe, tilted forward to throw a golden ball, with the left forearm holding the back hem of the dress on her back. The figure is supported by a tree stump decorated with formed tendrils and is based on a round, stepped base with a gold-highlighted wavy band frieze and gold rims. Modeller: WALTER SCHOTT (1861 - 1938) German sculptor and medalist; 1880-1883 he studied at the Berlin Art Academy, worked as a freelance artist in Berlin from 1885 and created numerous monuments. 'The ball player', designed in 1897, is his most famous work and is located life-size in bronze in the flower garden at the south end of Königsallee in Düsseldorf. The model was designed 1897. Manufactory: Meissen Germany Dating: made around 1910 Style: Art Nouveau Material: multicolored porcelain, glossy finish Technique: handmade porcelain Hallmarked: underglaze blue Meissen Sword Mark / first quality model number Q 180 / former's number 58 / painter's number 3 Dimensions: height: 30,0 cm / 11.81 in width: 20,0 cm / 7.87 in depth: 12,0 cm / 4.72 in Bibliography: Thomas & Sabine Bergmann, Meissen Artist's - Figures / Erlangen (Germany) 2010, Model Numbers A 100 - Z 300, catalogue number 281 on page 152. Condition: very good
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