Meissen Child Bust Season Figurine Autumn Fall Model K 177, Schwabe, circa 1880

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Meissen stunning figurine's bust: season's figurine of autumn / fall
Model K 177

Measures:
Height: 9.84 inches (= 25.0 cm)
Eidth: 5.51 inches (= 14.0 cm)
Depth: 4.33 inches (= 11.0 cm)

Manufactory: Meissen
Hallmarked: Blue Meissen Sword Mark (bottom not glazed)
model number K 177 / former's number 57
First quality 
Dating: fourth quarter of the 19th century / made circa 1880
Material: porcelain, glossy finish, multicolored painted
Technique: handmade porcelain
Style: Neo-Baroque

Designed by: Heinrich Schwabe (1847 - 1924).
The sculptor had studied at the School of Applied Arts in Nuremberg (Germany) / he was Professor in Nuremberg during the period as from the year 1875 until 1907. Schwabe was well-known for having designed the famous Cupid L-Series on behalf of Meissen manufactory / apart from that, the sculptor created busts, children and genre figurines.
The model K 177 was created circa 1876-1877.

Detailed description:
Bust of a lovely chubby faced boy, with snub nose and opened mouth.
The child's bust is decorated with blue wine grapes as well as with wine leaves wound around child's head and neck = these vegetable attributes are symbols of fall / autumn.
The modelling is of finest quality, the details are excellently shaped / the child's face is of stunning appearance.

Bibliography:
Thomas Bergmann, The Art of Meissen Figures (Erlangen 2010), model numbers A 100 - Z 300, page 66 / catalogue number 116

Condition:
Excellent (there aren't any damages existing).

Details

  • Creator
    Heinrich Schwabe 1 (Sculptor)
  • In the Style Of
    Baroque
  • Place of Origin
    Germany
  • Condition
    Excellent. There aren't any damages existing / MINT CONDITION.
  • Dimensions
    9.84 in. H x 5.51 in. W x 4.33 in. D
    25 cm H x 14 cm W x 11 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Vienna, Austria
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU101449403243
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