A Meissen ormolu-mounted clock with a figure of a singing shepherd with sheep and a dog circa 1750-55
Lot 77*
An ormolu-mounted clock mounted with a Meissen figure of a singing shepherd and sheep and a dog, circa 1750-55
£70,000 - 90,000
US$ 120,000 - 150,000
Lot Details
An ormolu-mounted clock mounted with a Meissen figure of a singing shepherd and sheep and a dog, circa 1750-55
The figure modelled by J.J. Kaendler, holding a sheet of music and a crook, wearing a puce cloak over a turquoise jacket with yellow ribbons, a puce waistcoat with gilt flowers, black breeches and white shoes with blue ribbons, his tricorn under his right arm and a satchel hung on the tree-stump at the rear, a recumbent sheep at his feet, the base applied with leaves and a flower and modelled with elaborate gilt-edged scrollwork, the pierced ormolu scrollwork and rockwork base mounted with a seated dog, three recumbent sheep and one larger standing sheep, mounted with leafy branches and a scroll-edged clock case, the face with Roman and Arabic numerals, signed 'BENOIST.GERARD A PARIS', and applied with a profusion of porcelain flowers, 56cm high overall, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue to rear of base of shepherd (some restoration)

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    Ulrich Pietsch, Passion for Meissen (2010), no. 192

    Another example of this figure is in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, published by A.L. den Blaauwen, Meissen Porcelain in the Rijksmuseum (2000), no. 333 (together with the companion figure).
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