MEISSEN PORCELAIN ALLEGORICAL FIGURES, "DAY AND NIGHT" 19TH.C. H 21 - 1/2"
Both figures have blue underglaze crossed sword trademarks. Figure of Night, (standing alongside an owl) also is incised "L 135". Figure of Day (with spring flowers and standing on fired gold globe representing the sun) has incised #134. Hand painted in brilliant colors.
From the Estate of Carol Novitz, East Lansing, Mi.
The day figure has 5 small chips to the edge of the base. The bird to the side of the figure has been reattached at the wheat it stands on. Both of the bird's wings have been repaired. There is loss to the bottom of the figure's torch. The flower in the figure's left hand is possibly a replacement as there is some loss to the index finger. There is a spot of paint on the fabric next to the figure's knee. The night figure has 3 chips to the edge of the base. There are also chips to three of the stars on the figure's crown. The figure has a glaze inconsistency on the upper right arm that does not fluoresce under black light.