A 20th Century Meissen Figure Of The Bowls Player By Walter Schott

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A 20th Century Meissen Figure of the Bowls Player by Walter Schott with flowing light brown hair and pale blue eyes, she is elegantly gowned in a diaphanous green dress with a double pink ribbon about her torso, bending at the waist, the golden ball balanced in her right hand ready to throw, left hand resting on her lower back, feet slightly parted upon a circular gold decorated white base

35.5 cm. (14 in.) high

Marked with crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, incised model number Q.180, impressed and painted numerals.

Modelled by Walter Schott in 1897; see S. & T. Bergmann, The Art of Meissen Figures (2010), no. 281. Schott's bronze of the Bowls Player was highly praised at the Dresden Art Exhibition in 1897, where Meissen bought the rights to produce the subject in porcelain; see John Sandon, Meissen Porcelain (2010), p.90 (right).




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