A Meissen figure of a drunken peasant, 18thC with later decoration
Lot 126
A Meissen figure of a drunken peasant, circa 1740
Sold for £3,125 (US$ 5,193) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Meissen figure of a drunken peasant, circa 1740
Modelled by J.J. Kändler with his left arm raised to his hat, holding a tankard in his right hand, dancing with one leg raised, supported by a tree-trunk behind him, the base applied with encrusted flowers, with a later decoration in polychrome colours, 17cm high (broken through the middle and restored)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Nyffeler Collection, sold by Christie's, 9 June 1986, lot 82

    A similar figure is illustrated by R. Rückert, Meissener Porzellan (1966), pl. 217, no. 890.
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