Antique Porcelain & Fine Arts

Lady Feeding Chicken Figure

This is a superb figurine made by Meissen in the late 19th century. It is of a young lady feeding her chicken. She is nicely dressed and has a bowl full of corn kernels (or something along those lines) under her left arm she is feeding to her birds. The adult chicken and baby chicks are by her feet with them the adults just looking around while the babies are pecking at the ground where the kernels have been scattered. Nice scroll work to the base highlighted with gilding. A very well modeled and painted piece! The figurine is in perfect condition which is always a plus. I also own the amtching gentleman figurine if anyone is interested in a pair. Oddly enough the lady is much harder to find. Not sure why. The figure is marked underneath with the crossed swords as well as the usual incised model number as well as an impressed number and a black painter's number 45. The figure is 4.5 inches tall and the base has a diameter of about 2.75 inches. Please email me for more information or photos.

Price is $849
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