A rare Meissen figure of a peasant circa 1750

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Lot 17*
A rare Meissen figure of a peasant
circa 1750

Sold for £ 1,800 (US$ 2,254) inc. premium
A rare Meissen figure of a peasant
circa 1750
Modelled by Kändler and Eberlein, standing with hands behind his back, wearing a pale pink waistcoat with gilt buttons and lemon short baggy trousers, on a low irregular shaped base applied with florets, 13.3cm high, crossed swords mark (hat restored, minor losses to applied flowers on the base)

Footnotes

  • This figure possibly represents the jester Christophe Kirshe, companion to Joseph Fröhlic. See Len and Yvonne Adams, Meissen Portrait Figures, colour plate XVI. The figure is also found dressed as Harlequin
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