A Meissen figure of Hofnarr Fröhlich circa 1737
Lot 40
A Meissen figure of Hofnarr Fröhlich circa 1737
Sold for £10,200 (US$ 16,526) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Meissen figure of Hofnarr Fröhlich circa 1737
A Meissen figure of Hofnarr Fröhlich
circa 1737
Modelled by J.J. Kaendler, standing on a canted rectangular pedestal with gilt borders, wearing a black pointed hat with white ribbon, white ruff collar, yellow, gilt-striped jacket with iron-red lining, black braces with gilt date '1737' and the initials 'JF' in the centre over a shirt decorated with purple flowers, blue trousers and black boots, 25cm high, crossed swords mark in blue (restuck, losses)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    C.H. Fischer Collection, Dresden, by 1897;
    His sale, J.M. Heberle, Cologne, 22-25 October 1906, lot 602;
    Gustav and Charlotte von Klemperer Collection, Dresden, to 1938;
    Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden - Porzellansammlung im Zwinger, to 2010

    Literature:
    Doenges 1907, p. 90, ill. 41;
    Schnorr von Carolsfeld 1928, no. 609;
    Rückert 1998, p. 265, n. 32

    Exhibited:
    Leipzig, Kunstgewerbemuseum, Ausstellung von Werken alten Kunstgewerbes aus sächsisch-thüringischem Privatbesitz, June-October 1897, no. 746
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