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Bonhams Sell 38 Pieces of Fine Meissen Porcelain that Survived the 1945 Dresden Bombing for £500,000

December 8, 2010 by  
Filed under Artifacts & Decorative Arts

LONDON.- Rare surviving items from the world-famous collection of Meissen porcelain assembled by Gustav and Charlotte von Klemperer from the late nineteenth century, which survived Nazi looting and the 1945 bombing of Dresden, were auctioned at Bonhams New Bond Street. The 38 lots – many in a broken or fragmentary state – were 100% sold and made a fantastic £546,492. The top lot was a rare Meissen figure of a dancer circa 1740 which sold for £126,000 (est. £50,000-80,000) but [...]