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    Sale 7549

    British and Continental Ceramics and Glass

    18 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 108

    A BÖTTGER SEATED PAGODA FIGURE

    CIRCA 1715-20, THE DECORATION POSSIBLY JOHANN AUFENWERTH WORKSHOP, AUGSBURG

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    A BÖTTGER SEATED PAGODA FIGURE
    CIRCA 1715-20, THE DECORATION POSSIBLY JOHANN AUFENWERTH WORKSHOP, AUGSBURG
    Of conventional type, his arm resting on his raised right knee, his left leg tucked beneath him, his gilt-edged robe with gilt star and moon ornament and open at the front to reveal his flesh-coloured torso and a gilt pendant about his neck, his smiling face with a pierced mouth, his shaved head with a gilt skull-cap and, the tufts of hair behind his ears with traces of black cold enamel (chip to footrim at front and toes lacking, slight wear to gilding, black on tufts of hair worn)
    3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) high


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    For examples with very similar gilt decoration, see Hermann Jedding, Meissener Porzellan des 18. Jahrhunderts in Hamburger Privatbesitz, Museum Für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Exhibition Catalogue (Hamburg, 1982), pp. 44-47, nos. 13-16, where he attributes the decoration to Aufenwerth. Also see the examples with similar decoration sold in these Rooms on 11th December 2007, lot 43 and on 13th December 2001, lot 642, and the examples by Sotheby's London on 4th July 1960, lot 130 and 132.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN