31 March 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 375
Estimate GBP 500 - GBP 700
A HÖCHST WHITE FIGURE OF A VINTNER AND A BISCUIT FIGURE OF A YOUTH
SECOND HALF OF THE 18TH CENTURY, BLUE WHEEL MARK, INSCRIBED HOCHST IN PURPLE TO FIRST, IMPRESSED WHEEL MARKS, INCISED AND IMPRESSED LETTERS AND NUMERALS TO SECOND
The vintner modelled by J.P. Melchior, holding a bunch of grapes above a wine-glass, wearing a cap, jacket, apron and breeches, standing before a tree-stump on a rocky base; the biscuit figure of a youth modelled holding a wine-glass aloft, with a flagon in his left hand, his hat, jacket, breeches and flagon outlined in gilding (restoration and damages)
The first 5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) high; the second 4 7/8 in. (12.3 cm.) high (2)
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For a coloured example of the first figure, see Kurt Röder and Michael Oppenheim, Das Höchster Porzellan (Mainz, 1930), table 65, no. 351.
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