A Meissen money band figure of a seated female singer, third quarter 18th century
Lot 202
A Meissen monkey band figure of a seated female singer, third quarter 18th century
Sold for £4,800 (US$ 8,067) inc. premium
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A Meissen monkey band figure of a seated female singer, third quarter 18th century
Modelled by J.J. Kändler, seated with an open score on her lap, wearing a white bonnet with purple ribbons, yellow dress with purple bows and green underskirt, the scrollwork base edged in gilding and applied with leaves and flowers, 12.3cm high, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue to rear of base (some damage)

Footnotes

  • The famous Meissen monkey band was probably modelled by J.J. Kändler in 1753. In December of that year, Madame de Pompadour acquired nineteen of the figures and a music stand via the Paris dealer, Lazare Duvaux. The models were repaired by Kändler and Reinicke in 1765-66; see Rückert 1966, nos. 1064-1078, for the 1765-66 work record entries concerning the figures.
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