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Unglazed Lady w/ Chicken Figurine

This is a rare unglazed porcelain figurine made by Meissen in the late 18th or early 19th century. The biscuit or bisque pieces are not easy to find from this period or any other made by Meissen and this one is a stunner. Meant to imitate marble they sure did a good job of doing that. I especially like them because the all the detail is not hidden by the usual glaze and thus even better than the usual Meissen pieces. The figure is of a lady feeding a chicken next to her. She is deressed in a long robeand wearing a leaf garland in her hair and sandals on her feet. The chicken is pecking at some seeds by her feed with more in her hand. One finger against her lips as if contemplating the leaning of life :) Or something less dramatic. The piece is marked with the incised triangle with the crossed swords inside as well as the model number. This mark was only used until 1814. The figurine is in superb condition with the leaves of the garland in her hair missing their tips, a tight firing crack to the front of the base that has stained slightly and possible a chip to the chicken's top of the head though I am not sure on that. Might jsut be how it was made. Having said all that the piece does display perfectly and looks amazing! The figurine is 6.125 inches tall, 2.25 inches wide and about 2 inches deep. Please email me for more information or other pictures.

Price is $699
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