• 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 54

    A MEISSEN FIGURE OF A PEASANT AND A MEISSEN FIGURE OF BARBARA UTTMAN

    CIRCA 1740, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK TO BASE OF FIRST

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    A MEISSEN FIGURE OF A PEASANT AND A MEISSEN FIGURE OF BARBARA UTTMAN
    CIRCA 1740, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK TO BASE OF FIRST
    Both modelled by J.J. Kändler, he in a turquoise cap, red-cuffed white jacket, baggy yellow pantaloons and black shoes, filling his pipe from a tobacco pouch on his knee, seated on a tasselled blue cushion on rockwork, on a rectangular base applied with a vessel and coloured flowers and foliage (stem of pipe lacking), Barbara Utman with her hair tied in elaborate head bands, in a short black cape, white apron, yellow dress and blue shoes, seated on a turquoise cushion on rockwork on a shaped mound base, a lace pillow on her lap (left hand restuck, restoration to thumb, index finger and toe of left shoe, flaking to turquoise enamel)
    He 5 in. (12.7 cm.) high, she 4¾ in. (12 cm.) high (2)


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