31 March 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 4,000
Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
A KELSTERBACH FIGURE OF A TRAVELLER
CIRCA 1790, UNDERGLAZE BLUE CROWNED HD MARK
Modelled by Höckle, standing before a tree-stump holding bagpipes under his right arm and a stick in his left, wearing a red wide-brimmed hat applied with yellow ribbons, a blue waistcoat and a pink jacket and breeches, a recumbent hound at his feet, on a grassy shaped oval mound base (replacement stick, restoration to dog's nose, bagpipe and yellow ribbons on his hat, repainting to edge of footrim and shoes, minute chipping to footrim)
6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high
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See Kurt Röder, Das Kelsterbacher Porzellan (Darmstadt, 1931) table XVII, no. 95 for a another example of this figure.
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