A rare Meissen figure of Harlequin with a monkey, circa 1740

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Lot 195
A rare Meissen figure of Harlequin with a monkey, circa 1740

Sold for £ 80,500 (US$ 110,631) inc. premium
A rare Meissen figure of Harlequin with a monkey, circa 1740
Modelled by J.J. Kaendler, holding a flute in his left hand and pulling the tail of a monkey trapped between his legs with the right, wearing a gilt-edged grey hat with a turquoise rosette, a gilt-edged jacket with broad collar patterned with blue, iron-red and yellow chevrons and with puce cuffs, purple-striped trousers and yellow shoes with blue ribbons, the base applied with leaves and flowers, 16.4cm high (minor repairs and chips)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Emma Budge Collection, Hamburg, sold by Paul Graupe, Berlin, 27-29 September 1937, lot 813;
    Given to the Victoria & Albert Museum in 1984 by Mrs O. J. Finney in memory of Oswald James Finney;
    Restituted by the Victoria & Albert Museum to the heirs of Emma Budge in 2014

    A similarly decorated example is published by U. Pietsch/K. Jacobsen, Frühes Meissener Porzellan (1997), no. 46 (the provenance erroneously given as the Emma Budge Collection). Another was sold by Christie's London, 27-28 November 2012, lot 109. A third was in the Gustav von Gerhardt Collection, Budapest, sold by Rudolph Lepke's, Berlin, 7-9 November 1911, lot 47.
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A rare Meissen figure of Harlequin with a monkey, circa 1740
A rare Meissen figure of Harlequin with a monkey, circa 1740
A rare Meissen figure of Harlequin with a monkey, circa 1740
A rare Meissen figure of Harlequin with a monkey, circa 1740
A rare Meissen figure of Harlequin with a monkey, circa 1740
A rare Meissen figure of Harlequin with a monkey, circa 1740
A rare Meissen figure of Harlequin with a monkey, circa 1740
A rare Meissen figure of Harlequin with a monkey, circa 1740
A rare Meissen figure of Harlequin with a monkey, circa 1740
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