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    Sale 7430

    A Highly Important Private Collection of Meissen and Continental Porcelain

    11 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 133

    A KLOSTER-VEILSDORF FIGURE OF THE SUPREME JUDGE CADI-LESKIER FROM THE SERIES OF LEVANTINE CHARACTERS

    CIRCA 1770

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    A KLOSTER-VEILSDORF FIGURE OF THE SUPREME JUDGE CADI-LESKIER FROM THE SERIES OF LEVANTINE CHARACTERS
    CIRCA 1770
    Modelled by Pfränger Senior, staring pensively and stroking his long beard, wearing a white and red turban, a long fur-edged pale-yellow robe and red shoes, on a discreet shaped plinth base (small area of restoration to tip of left shoe, minute areas of wear)
    5½ in. (14 cm.) high


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    The graphic source for this figure was published by Christoph Weigel in Wahreste und neueste Abbildung des Türkischen Hofes... (Nuremberg, 1719), plate 21, which is illustrated below.

    Other examples of this rare figure include the figure sold by Christie's Geneva on 7th May 1979, lot 109, and the examples formerly in the Goldblatt Collection sold as the Property of the late Sir William Younger, Bart., Sotheby's London, 21st October 1975, lot 193. Another is illustrated by Siegfried Ducret, Keramik und Graphik (Brunswick, 1973), p. 177, along with the graphic source. See also K.S. Butler, 'Turkenfigures der Porzellanmanufakturen Closter Vielsdorf, Ansbach und Meissen in der Sammlung der Ermitage Leningrad', Keramos (1971), No. 52, p. 30, pls. 8a and b.

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    Provenance

    With Reichert, Munich, from whom it was acquired on 17th July 1979.