A MEISSEN BÖTTGER STONEWARE BUST OF A WOMAN MODERN
modeled by Professor Emil Börner, her features lightly polished, mounted on a wood base, impressed crossed swords mark to underside of the shoulder, the underside with a further impressed crossed swords mark over BÖTTGER/STEINZEUG, numeral 85280, numeral 25 AA monogram, mounted on a wooden base.
Overall height: 14 in.
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Professor Paul Börner (1888-1970) studied in Meissen, Dresden and Florence, and was appointed to the Meissen manufactory as a painter in 1910. From 1930 he was Director of the painting and design studios, and from 1937, Professor at the Akademie für Kunstgewerbe Dresden. During the 1950s he designed small-scale figures for the Berlin manufactory. See Caren Marusch-Krohn, Meissener Porzellan 1918-1933 Die Pfeifferzeit, Leipzig, 1993, no.46, for a similar bust, which was modeled in 1922.