Meissen Rare Complete Series of Five Senses by Schoenheit Models E 1-5

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Meissen complete series of five senses (models E 1-5):
E1 The Hearing
E2 The Taste
E3 The Sight
E4 The Feeling
E5 The Smell

Measures / dimensions:
height: 4.92 - 5.70 inches / 12.5 - 14.5 cm
Measures of base:
10.5 x 8.0 cm ( 4.13 x 3.14 inches)
9.5 x 8.0 cm ( 3.74 x 3.14 inches)

Attention:
It is a complete series with five figurines / all of them have same type of base (= square socle - its edge is decorated with golden-rose red painted ornaments).

Manufactory: Meissen
Hallmarked: Blue Meissen Sword Mark (bottom not glazed)
First quality
painter's signs & former's numbers as well as model numbers (E 1 - 5) existing / Dating: made circa 1840 - 50 (= first half of 19th century)
Material: porcelain, glossy finish, multicolored painted
Technique: handmade porcelain
Style: Rococo Style, designed by Johann Carl Schoenheit (1730 - 1805) / modelled circa 1772. - Schoenheit, since the year 1745 modeller of Meissen manufactory, was cooperator / co-worker of Johann Joachim Kaendler (1706 - 1775).

Detailed description:
E1 The Hearing: The lady making music sits by a spinet.
E2 The Taste:
The lady is sitting by a table laden with food (pastries, fruit, wine).
E3 The Sight
The lady sits at vanity table where some items for personal hygiene as well as for doing make-up (powder box, jewelry box, a mirror etc.) are visible / the lady is looking at herself in the MIRROR.
E4 The Feeling
The lady having sat down is situated beside a table where a birdcage had been put on. The bird - a parrot - is looking out: He bites the lady into her finger.
E5 The Smell
The lady sits at table on which a basket with flowers has been put on / the lady is smelling the bundle of flowers she holds in right hand. Additionally, various flower's blossoms have been laid on lady's apron.

Condition:
Excellent (there aren't any damages existing / the figurines are deriving from private collection of highest quality porcelain figurines)

Bibliography:
Thomas & Sabine Bergmann, Meissener Figuren / Meissen Figures, Model Numbers A 1 - Z 99, Erlangen (Germany) 2014, pages 133/34 (catalogue numbers 258 - 262)

Shipping note:
These Meissen Figurines (models E 1-5) will be excellently wrapped and packed in special box.

Attention:
Actual selling price at Meissen Manufactory for complete E-series is amounting nowadays at least to EURO 25.000.- !

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent. (there aren't any damages existing / the figurines are deriving from private collection of highest quality porcelain figurines).
  • Dimensions
    5.7 in. H x 4.13 in. W x 3.14 in. D
    14 cm H x 10 cm W x 8 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Vienna, Austria
  • Number of Items
    5
  • Reference Number
    LU101447408023
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