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European Applied Art
European Applied Art | Auction: 15.05.2019 | Preview: 10.05.2019 - 13.05.2019

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Lot 91

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Estimate

11.000 - 12.000 €

Hammer
7.500,00 €

LARGE PORCELAIN FIGURE OF A BEAR.
Meissen. Model M. Esser, 1929.

Porcelain, white. The young bear sitting on a base and looking slightly to the right. On the paws, the claws come through the finely worked-out fur
. Hight 65,5cm.
Swordsmark with 4 cancellation marks. Condition B/C. With several firing cracks and firing flaws.

Literature:
- Bröhan, Karl H. (ed.:) Porzellan, Kunst und Design 1889-1939, vom Jugendstil zum Funktionalismus, Bestandskatalog Vol.2 des Bröhan-Museums, Berlin, 1996. For Max Esser cf. p.108.
- Marusch-Krohn, Caren: Meissener Porzellan 1918-1933. Die Pfeifferzeit, Leipzig 1993, for Max Esser cf. p.105-112.

As a student of August Gaul, Max Esser advanced to the leading animal plastic artists of the Pfeiffer era. He first began his career in the workshops of Schwarzburg, before moving on to a career as a free artist for the manufacture in Meissen from 1919 onwards for the following three years. Furthermore, he kept a so-called Master atelier there from 1923 onwards. Esser produced more than 100 models for the manufacture. In order to craft plastic arts as naturalistically as possible his studies regularly led him to the Berlin zoo.
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