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    Sale 7549

    British and Continental Ceramics and Glass

    18 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 140

    A BERLIN (WEGELY) GROUP

    CIRCA 1755, INDISTINCTLY INCISED 1/66/(?)

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    A BERLIN (WEGELY) GROUP
    CIRCA 1755, INDISTINCTLY INCISED 1/66/(?)
    Modelled with a shepherd holding a staff and seated at the foot of a fruiting tree, wearing a flowered jacket and yellow breeches, a boy kneeling at his feet playing with a begging dog, two goats behind them, on a scroll-moulded mound base enriched in gilding (shepherd with restoration to back of hat, right shoulder, lower part of jacket and waistcoat and left hand, left index finger and right little finger lacking, some chipping and restoration to tree, extended firing cracks to base, restoration to extremities)
    7 1/8 in. (18 cm.) high


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    The example in the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, is the only other coloured example of this group known; see Gisela Zick, Berliner Porzellan der Manufaktur von Wilhelm Caspar Wegely 1751-1757 (Berlin, 1978), p. 158, Kat. Nr. 33a. For the other known (undecorated) examples, see pp. 158-160, nos. 33b-f.

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