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A rare Meissen bust of the Madonna
Urstück No.1 of 11, circa 1925
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 11,400 GBP
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97
A rare Meissen bust of the Madonna
Urstück No.1 of 11, circa 1925
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 11,400 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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A rare Meissen bust of the Madonna
Urstück No.1 of 11, circa 1925
modelled by Professor Richard Langer as a half-length bust of a young woman with he right hand raised, her head slightly tilted, wrapped in a large robe
crossed swords mark in blue to base with four incised cancellation marks, impressed crossed swords mark and dot and 'weiß', impressed 'von 11 Urstucken Nr' and inciesd 1, incised model number A.1125, impressed 23 and 38
66cm., 26in.
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Catalogue Note

The sculptor Richard Langer was introduced to the Meissen manufactory by Paul Scheurich as early as 1913, though the first models were only purchased from him in 1919. The manufactory director, Max Adolf Pfeiffer, wrote to the sculptor in December 1924, thanking him for photographs of a new model for which he expressed his great enthusiasm. That model - the Madonna - was produced in porcelain the following year, and Pfeiffer even had one in his office, writing to Langer that this "completely wonderful piece gives me pleasure every day." See C.Marusch-Krohn, Meissener Porzellan 1918-1933 Die Pfeifferzeit, pp.121ff., and ill.104, for another example of the model in the Grassi-Museum, Leipzig. Another example was sold in these Rooms, 2nd June 2005, lot 77.

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