A MEISSEN MYTHOLOGICAL GROUP OF THE THREE GRACES
LATE 19TH CENTURY
modeled by Emmerich Andresen, with Thalia (youth and beauty), Euphrosyne (mirth) and Aglaia (elegance) flanked by cupid and a pair of billing doves, on a rockwork mound base edged with gilded molded foliate scrollwork, the base on the reverse incised E.ANDRESEN., crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, incised model number O190, impressed numeral 100
height 13⅜ in.
In overall good appearance. There are small traces of professional restoration to extremities of the model, located at the tip of the outer wing of each dove, the putto's left foot, wing and left forearm, the tallest figure's left thumb, index finger and associated area of hand.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Andresen (1843-1902) was appointed Director of the Design department at Meissen in 1886.