A Meissen figure of a Dutchman, modelled by Fritsche, circa 1725
Lot 84
A rare Meissen figure of a Dutchman, circa 1725
Sold for £7,500 (US$ 12,247) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Meissen figure of a Dutchman, modelled by Fritsche, circa 1725
A rare Meissen figure of a Dutchman, circa 1725
Modelled by Georg Fritzsche, standing holding probably a leg of ham and bread or cheese, supported by a tree-trunk to the rear, wearing short breeches and a buttoned jacket, a pointed cap and laced shoes, 16cm high (restoration to the pedestal)

Footnotes

  • Probably based upon one of a series of 161 designs of Allerhand nationen und anderen figuren, of which only a few were executed in porcelain: a peasant, a pair of seated Orientals, a Pole and a Janissary. A coloured example of this rare figure is in the Carl Spitzner Collection, Porzellansammlung im Zwinger, Dresden (most recently published by K.-P. Arnold, Figürliches Porzellan aus der Sammlung Spitzner (1988), no. 24).
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