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Lot 2165
19th century, each with blue underglaze crossed swords mark, each with incised model numbers, the first ''G106'', the second ''G107'', each modeled by Michael Victor Acier (1736-1799), the first depicting a standing male gardener leaning on a watering can, the second depicting a standing female gardener holding a scythe, 2 pieces, the first: 13.625'' H x 6'' W x 4.375'' D; the second: 13.25'' H x 5.75'' W x 4.25'' D, est: $600/900
Literature: These models illustrated, L. Mitchell, ''Meissen: Collector's Catalogue'', Woodbridge, 2004, p. 71, plate 5. Provenance: Estate of Andrew F. Chandler

Condition

The first lacking figure's right hand and handle to spade; with restorations to watering can. The second with nicks and minor losses to figure's right hand and fabric and losses and restorations to flowers and scythe. The second with a .5'' x .5'' shallow chip to verso of figure's bodice and an approximately .75'' x .25'' area of restoration to verso base.

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