A rare pair of Meissen figures of Turks circa 1748

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Lot 63
A rare pair of Meissen figures of Turks circa 1748

Sold for £ 5,280 (US$ 7,264) inc. premium
A rare pair of Meissen figures of Turks
circa 1748
modelled by Kändler, the lady wearing a turban, fur-trimmed pale yellow cloak and a gilded dress enamelled with indianische blumen, her companion with a pointed hat, chainmail bodice, and white robes with indianische blumen, his pale yellow cloak with a blue lining, 23.5 and 22.5cm, crossed swords marks (chips to her cuffs and losses to fingers, his neck broken and restuck, restoration to one corner of cloak and to his hat) (2)

Footnotes

  • See Rainer Rückert, Meissener Porzellan, fig 940 and Yvonne and Len Adams, Meissen Portrait Figures, p 169 for the female figure. Also Dr K Berling, Festive Publication, fig. 37 for both models
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