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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF EDMUND V. LUDWIG SR.

A rare Meissen bust of the Madonna
1926
Estimate
7,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 USD
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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF EDMUND V. LUDWIG SR.

A rare Meissen bust of the Madonna
1926
Estimate
7,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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A rare Meissen bust of the Madonna
1926
modelled by Professor Richard Langer, as a half-length bust of a young woman with her upper body slightly tilted, wrapped in a hooded robe, crossed swords and dot in underglaze-blue to underside of base, incised Richard Langer 1926, incised model number A 1125., 'von 11 Urstucken Nr' and incised 5 and impressed 136 to the back.
height 27 in.
68.5 cm
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Catalogue Note

Another example is illustrated in Caren Marusch-Krohn, Meissener Porzellan 1918-1933 Die Pfeifferzeit, p. 123, fig. 104, where the author quotes Max Adolf Pfeiffer, the director of the manufactory, on October 5, 1925 on p. 122: 'Die Madonna ist in den ersten Stücken nun fertig; eines derselben steht in meinem Zimmer und ich freue mich täglich über das ganz wundervolle Stück' [The 'Madonna' is now finished in one piece; the same one stands in my room and I am pleased every day with this pretty wonderful piece.]

Three other examples of this rare model were sold at Sotheby's London, June 2, 2005, lot 77; Sotheby's London, June 5, 2007, lot 97 and Bonham's London, June 14, 2017, lot 236.

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