Bonhams : A fine and rare Meissen figure of a Malabar woman Mid 18th Century
A fine and rare Meissen figure of a Malabar woman Mid 18th Century

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Lot 343
A fine and rare Meissen figure of a Malabar woman
Mid 18th Century

Sold for £ 4,560 (US$ 5,929) inc. premium
Continental Ceramics
A fine and rare Meissen figure of a Malabar woman
Mid 18th Century
Modelled by E F Eberlein, the woman standing holding a basket of fruit in one hand, a smaller covered basket in the other, wearing a flowered gown with green bodice and an ermine trimmed cloak, on a square base, 36cm, crossed swords mark (chip to base and fine cracks)

Footnotes

  • Another figure of this model is illustrated by Rainer Rückert, Meissener Porzellan, pl. 240, no. 985, where the author notes on p. 182 that the Meissen factory's work records for August 1746 record under Eberlein's name "1 Figur, ein Indianisch Weibel 3/4 Elle grosz mit 2 Korben vorstellend, fur Sr. H. R. Gr. etc. v. Bruhl zu Boussiren angefangen". The male companion is illustrated on the same page.

    A pair of figures of this model, on square bases, from the Fritz Mannheimer Collection is in the collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, and illustrated by Abraham L. den Blaauwen, Meissen Porcelain in the Rijksmuseum, pp. 444-5, no. 325, where the author references only eight other known pairs.

    See front cover illustration
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