A rare collection of twelve Meissen monkey band figures Second half 18th century.
Lot 149
A rare collection of twelve Meissen monkey band figures Second half 18th century.
Sold for £32,400 (US$ 52,003) inc. premium

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A rare collection of twelve Meissen monkey band figures Second half 18th century. A rare collection of twelve Meissen monkey band figures Second half 18th century. A rare collection of twelve Meissen monkey band figures Second half 18th century. A rare collection of twelve Meissen monkey band figures Second half 18th century. A rare collection of twelve Meissen monkey band figures Second half 18th century. A rare collection of twelve Meissen monkey band figures Second half 18th century. A rare collection of twelve Meissen monkey band figures Second half 18th century.
A rare collection of twelve Meissen monkey band figures
Second half 18th century.
Modelled by Peter Reinicke and J.J. Kändler, each on a gilt-edged, scroll-moulded base applied with flowers and leaves, comprising: one triangle player, one bassoon player, one horn player, one flautist, one recorder player, one drummer, one bagpipe player, one cellist, one female singer and two seated organ players, together with a female hurdy-gurdy player, the latter probably 19th century, 12.5cm to 14.5cm high, crossed swords marks in underglaze-blue, the organ players with dot marks, the flautist and the horn player with impressed numerals 14 and 70 respectively (some damage and restoration) (12)

Footnotes

  • The monkey band was modelled around 1753, the year that Madame de Pompadour purchased nineteen of the figures. The set was reworked by Kändler and Reinicke in 1765-66. See Rückert 1966, nos. 1064-1078, for the examples in the Dr. Ernst Schneider collection.
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