• Centuries of Style: Silver, Eu auction at Christies

    Sale 7800

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    17 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 197 A

    A KELSTERBACH FIGURE OF A BOY PLAYING BALL

    CIRCA 1761-64

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    A KELSTERBACH FIGURE OF A BOY PLAYING BALL
    CIRCA 1761-64
    Modelled by Johann Carl Vogelmann, poised on one leg with his head looking up, his right hand reaching up to catch a ball with a green hat, his left hand holding a staff, wearing a red cap, a green-lined jacket with clusters of red dots, his brightly striped breeches with gilt buttons, his yellow shoes with gilt buckles, before a scrolling tree-stump on a green-washed incised scroll-moulded mound base enriched in purple (hat and right arm from elbow broken through and repaired, majority of staff an old restored replacement, two minute chips to hem of jacket at back)
    3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Emma Budge Collection, sale Graupe, Berlin, 2 October 1937, lot 995 (blue printed H.E.B. Collection label inscribed 877 attached to base).
    Otto and Magdalena Blohm Collection
    Their daughter, Beatrice Alden Cushman.


    Pre-Lot Text

    The following three lots (197a-c) are sold subject to settlement with the heirs of Emma Budge.


    Literature

    Robert Schmidt, Early European Porcelain as Collected by Otto Blohm (Munich, 1953), p. 211.