French Porcelain Lace Group Figurine Meissen Quality
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A magnificent 19th century antique French porcelain figural of a man wooing his lady lover with the lady's maid in attendance. Incredible handpainted detail on this entire piece, from the gorgeous faces on each figure, the elegant attire and intricate lace, down to the fantastic hand-decorated floor.The mark originates from a Jean Marc Clauss who founded his fine porcelain company in 1829 in Paris, France. Research states that Meissen officially protested against the use of this mark in 1896. This particular mark dates 1868-1896 which was when Marc Euguene Clauss, grandson of the founder, directed the company. Measures 10.25" tall, 9.5" wide, and the condition is excellent for a piece of this age. The only repair was to the man's right hand, it was done quite well and although the lace around his cuff suffered a bit, this does not detract. T are no other chips, cracks or repairs, just minor chipping to some of the lace which is very hard to detect. Simply beautiful, a stunning addition to your collection!