Meissen figural porcelain grouping titled "The Decisive Choice" depicting a central female embracing her male lover while spurning her weeping rival, raised on a naturalistic oval base with relief floral decoration. Blue crossed swords mark to the underside along with an impressed mark "J.49". 12 1/4" H. Late 19th century. Provenance: Baltimore estates of Virginia Howard Miller (c. 1880-1946) and Hugh Purviance King (1873-1966) passed down to present Living Estate of Virginia Johnston, Chattanooga, TN. CONDITION: Break to index finger on right hand of standing female with losses to top of her hat and firing flaw/crack to right shoulder seam. Break to part of male's sash. Minute scattered losses to floral ground.
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