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Monk w/Girl Double Scent Bottle

This is a superb figural perfume bottle made by Meissen in 1910 for their 200 year anniverary. The piece is known as the "The Bawdy Monk" and is of a monk carrying a young girl on his back that is concealed in a wheat sheaf. The monk is carrying a dead duck in his left hand. The older version of this would have had a basket of eggs in his other hand but it was not made this way here! The piece is based on a folk tale. The girl's head is barely visible in the wheat when you take the monk's head off and her feet dangle underneath! The head of the monk comes off to reveal a perfume container and the butterfly sitting on the wheat comes off as well to reveal another opening for perfume. Metal stoppers keep the perfume safe. The piece is in perfect condition! The underside has the crossed swords mark as well as an artist mark and the usual impressed marks one finds on Meissen of this period as shown. The flakon is 3.125 inches tall including the butterfly stopper, 1.25 inches wide and 1.75 inches deep. Please email me for more information or other pictures.

Price is $1249
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