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Item Number: 708

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Description: Meissenhamadryas baboon firstmodelled by Max Esser in 1925 for a series of 75 models known as Reynard the Fox. Reynard the Fox was the central animal in a series of loosely connected animal fables which were popular in mediaeval Europe. The whole series was created by Max Esser between 1920 and 1928. This model is decorated with a highly stylised use oforange and gold very redolent of the Art Deco period. This example c.1925. Illustrated on page 535 of The Art of Meissen figures by Bergmann.
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Height in cms: 24.00
Height in inches: 9.45
Model Number: H 255
Mark Info: Crossed swords in under gaze blue with dot, on top of base by tail of monkey, also in same area impressed M Esser 1925 and inscribed M Esser 1925 in gold. On underside of base impressed monogram for the Reynard the fox series. Incised model number H 255.
Circa: 1925
Price Band: 2,000 - 5,000
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