A Meissen pagoda figure, circa 1725-30
Lot 156
A rare Meissen pagoda figure Circa 1720-25
Sold for £8,400 (US$ 14,104) inc. premium
Lot Details
A rare Meissen pagoda figure
Circa 1720-25
After a Chinese example, seated with his right hand resting on his raised knee, wearing a gilt-edged robe, with dark brown hair, moustache and eyebrows and red lips, 9.5cm high (right hand restored, nose chipped)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Leonard Morgan May Collection, sold Sotheby's London, 5 March 1985, lot 193

    Johann Friedrich Böttger borrowed eight white Chinese figures in 1709, including the present model, which were formed in stoneware and later in porcelain (Pietsch 1996, p. 21, and ill. 1 for two Böttger stoneware examples).
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