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A young man, probably a gardener, carries a box of freshly picked blooms, whilst a mother and her daughter festoon an urn with a garland of delicately detailed flowers. Note especially the fine detailing of all three faces, even of the young woman, whose face is partly concealed from view.
The group offered here is attributed to the Modellmeister Johan Adam Bauer (at Frankenthal c. 1772 - 1779). These figures, particularly their faces, bear similarities to a figure group sold by Christie's as a group from the Ludwigsburg factory (NY Sale 2071, lot 244, 2008), although here the base is naturalistically moulded, as though the three were in a garden, in contrast to the classical formality of the base of the Ludwigsburg piece.
The ensemble shows a keen mastery of potting; the presence of two air vents in the base mean that the figures of the two women were potted separately and the gardener stands without any bocage, which was often used to conceal supports.
|Height||16.50 cm||(6.50 inches)|
|Width||13.50 cm||(5.31 inches)|
|Depth||9.50 cm||(3.74 inches)|