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Meissen collection uncovered in Derbyshire

18 October 2012Written by ATG Reporter

A house visit in north Derbyshire unearthed a treasure trove, with every room cluttered with porcelain figures.

Most of them - like those pictured - came from the Meissen factory in Germany. All the figures in the house were made when Ernst August Leuteritz modernised many of the rococo figurines and reissued them, creating a "Second Rococo" in the 1860s at Meissen.

Each of the figures seen here is expected to fetch more than £500 at Hansons of Etwall on October 26-27 and they are some of the finest in the collection, depicting apple gatherers, a blacksmith figure and a group taking wine from a barrel.

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