A Meissen monkey band figure of the conductor and his stand, circa 1763-74
Lot 107
A Meissen monkey band figure of the conductor and his stand, circa 1763-74
Sold for £6,875 (US$ 11,555) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Meissen monkey band figure of the conductor and his stand, circa 1763-74
Modelled by J.J. Kaendler and P. Reinicke, holding a roll of sheet music in his right hand, wearing a high wig, puce jacket with yellow cuffs decorated with flowers, a similar waistcoat and lavender breeches, the base modelled with gilt-edged scrollwork, the scrollwork base edged in gilding, 17cm high, crossed swords mark and dot in blue (some restoration) (2)

Footnotes

  • The famous Meissen monkey band was probably modelled by J.J. Kaendler 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 Kaendler and Reinicke in 1765-66; see R. Rückert, Meissener Porzellan 1710-1810 (1966), nos. 1064-1078, for the 1765-66 work record entries concerning the figures.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the old restoration on this figure has come apart and the figure is now in two pieces.
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  1. Nette Megens
    Specialist - European Ceramics
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