A very rare Meissen chinoiserie group on an ormolu base, circa 1750
Lot 101
A very rare Meissen chinoiserie group on an ormolu base, circa 1750
Sold for £45,650 (US$ 73,898) inc. premium

Lot Details
A very rare Meissen chinoiserie group on an ormolu base, circa 1750
Modelled by Kaendler, Reinicke and Meyer as a chinoiserie lady dressed in a yellow tunic decorated with indianische Blumen standing in a boat holding the rudder, a young child with a fish at her side, a crane behind her, the bow of the ship modelled as bird in flight, the boat itself with rocaille moulding picked out in puce, the boat set on wavy water base, the porcelain group set on an rococo ormolu base, 18.5cm including the base (fish in her hand missing, some restoration)

Footnotes

  • This very rare group is part of a series of Chinoiserie figures based on prints by Jean-Joseph Balechou after 'Les Délices de l'Enfance' by François Boucher.

    Only two other examples of this group are known, one in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, and one in the collection Pauls-Eisenbeiss in the Kirschgartenmuseum in Basle, as published by Menzhausen (1993).
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