• Twenty rooms: The private coll auction at Christies

    Sale 2857

    Twenty rooms: The private collection of the late Mrs Elias-Vaes

    27 - 29 April 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 673

    A DUTCH DELFT WHITE-GLAZED GALLANT GROUP OF A FISHERMAN AND HIS MAIDEN

    1755-1770

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A DUTCH DELFT WHITE-GLAZED GALLANT GROUP OF A FISHERMAN AND HIS MAIDEN
    1755-1770
    LA FIANCéE DU PêCHEUR, MODELLED WITH THE STANDING FIGURES HOLDING HANDS AND HIS ARM OVER HER SHOULDER, SHE STANDING ON HER TOES AND FLANKED BY A MOORING POST ENTWINED WITH ROPE, ON RECTANGULAR BRICKWORK PLINTH, FRITS
    20.5 CM. HIGH


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    IN THE 1740S THE PORCELAIN FIGURES AND GROUPS FROM MEISSEN SERVED AS THE DELFT MODELLERS' SOURCE OF INSPIRATION. THE AMAZING OUTPUT OF FIGURES CREATED BY J.J. KAENDLER INFLUENCED THE DELFT MANUFACTURERS TO A LARGE EXTENT. WHEN THE SEVEN YEARS WAR ERUPTED IN 1756, MEISSEN IMPORTS OF PORCELAIN CEASED AND THIS RESULTED IN A GREATER DEMAND OF DUTCH DELFT FIGURES. THIS FIANCéE DU PêCHEUR GROUP IS UNUSUALLY WELL MODELLED FOR A DELFTWARE GROUP.

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