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    Sale 7430

    A Highly Important Private Collection of Meissen and Continental Porcelain

    11 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 10

    A BÖTTGER PARTIALLY POLISHED RED STONEWARE SEATED PAGODA FIGURE

    CIRCA 1712

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    A BÖTTGER PARTIALLY POLISHED RED STONEWARE SEATED PAGODA FIGURE
    CIRCA 1712
    Wearing loose robes, with his right hand resting on his bent knee supporting a teabowl and saucer, a squat globular teapot and cover by his left knee and a square section saki bottle to the back of the group, on an oval slab base incised with a band of foliage, the hollow body pierced through the mouth and ears, his head, torso and base polished
    3½ in. (8.9 cm.) high


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    Cf. Ulrich Pietsch, 'Early Meissen Porcelain, A Private Collection', Catalogue (Lubeck, 1993), no. 11 for a similar stoneware example. A Böttger white porcelain example from the Porzellansammlung, Dresden (Inv. Nr.:P.E. 3780) bearing the Japanese Palace engraved inventory number N=220.W is illustrated by Ulrich Pietsch, Meissener Porzellan und seine Ostasiatischen Vorbilder (Leipzig, 1996), pl. 4.

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