A rare Meissen Hausmaler figure of a Italian Comedy actor Circa 1725-30.

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A rare Meissen Hausmaler figure of a Italian Comedy actor
Circa 1725-30.

Sold for £ 25,200 (US$ 33,012) inc. premium
A rare Meissen Hausmaler figure of a Italian Comedy actor
Circa 1725-30.
Standing in a theatrical pose on a rectangular, flared plinth holding a staff in his left hand, wearing a hat with plume, ruff collar, short-sleeved jacket and pantaloons, decorated in gilding, probably in Augsburg, with a scrollwork pattern to the jacket and a similar border to the base, 16.8cm high (chips to edge of base, some rubbing to gilding, minor repairs)

Footnotes

  • This figure has yet to be conclusively identified, though Meredith Chilton has suggested that it is most likely the Captain, and that it was probably one of a number of models acquired by Meissen from Augsburg in 1725 (Chilton 2001, no. 69). Maureen Cassidy-Geiger has suggested that the model may be derived from etchings by Salvator Rosa; see Cassidy-Geiger 2008, no. 278, for a similar example in the Arnhold Collection, New York.
A rare Meissen Hausmaler figure of a Italian Comedy actor Circa 1725-30.
A rare Meissen Hausmaler figure of a Italian Comedy actor Circa 1725-30.
A rare Meissen Hausmaler figure of a Italian Comedy actor Circa 1725-30.
A rare Meissen Hausmaler figure of a Italian Comedy actor Circa 1725-30.
A rare Meissen Hausmaler figure of a Italian Comedy actor Circa 1725-30.
A rare Meissen Hausmaler figure of a Italian Comedy actor Circa 1725-30.
A rare Meissen Hausmaler figure of a Italian Comedy actor Circa 1725-30.
A rare Meissen Hausmaler figure of a Italian Comedy actor Circa 1725-30.
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