Group of eight (8) Sitzendorf porcelain Napoleonic military figures, including one of Napoleon on horseback. 1st-6th items: Six (6) Napoleonic military figures, representing Lafayette, Murat, Ney, Kellerman, Bertrand, and Lannes. Each stands upon a square-shaped gilt decorated plinth with life/death dates impressed to back. Additionally, each has a biography impressed to underside of base, next to blue painted Sitzendorf maker's mark. 7th-8th items: Two (2) Sitzendorf figures of Napoleon, one on horseback and the other seated with one foot resting upon a cannon barrel. Both with Sitzendorf maker's mark and "Germany" stamped along sides of base. All items ranging from 7 1/4" H x 4 1/2" W x 7" D to 10" H x 7 3/4" W x 4 1/4" D. All items early to mid 20th century. Provenance: the estate of Victor T. Patterson, Franklin, TN. Note: born in Georgia and educated at the Parsons School of Design, Victor Patterson served as a cultural representative to Russia with Dwight D. Eisenhower's "People to People" program (prior to its privatization) before moving to the Nashville, Tennessee area to pursue a career in interior design. He was associated with Bradford's for many years before starting his own business. He decorated the Tennessee Governor's Mansion and the home of several country music stars in the 1970s, and filled his home on Franklin's historic Fourth Avenue with art and antiques from his frequent travels. CONDITION: Overall good condition. Light surface grime, some figures with old stickers. 7th-8th items: Horseback figure missing right hand.
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