31 March 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 4,750
Estimate GBP 600 - GBP 1,000
A HÖCHST WHITE BISCUIT GROUP
CIRCA 1775, INCISED SY48
Modelled by J.P.Melchior, with a shepherdess and companion seated on a grassy rocky mound base before a hollow tree-stump, a seated hound and sheep at her feet (basket lacking handle, slight chipping to flowers, ribbons on her dress and footrim)
7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) high
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Cf. Kurt Röder, Das Höchster Porzellan (Mainz, 1930), pl. 50b, no. 274, for a coloured version of this group. See also Horst Reber, Höchster Porzellan aus drei Jahrhunderten (Hohenberg an der Eger, 1988), p. 94 for a biscuit example with gilding.
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