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    Sale 7549

    British and Continental Ceramics and Glass

    18 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 128

    A MEISSEN FIGURE OF A PIEDMONTESE BAGPIPER

    CIRCA 1745-50, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK

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    A MEISSEN FIGURE OF A PIEDMONTESE BAGPIPER
    CIRCA 1745-50, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK
    Modelled by J.J. Kändler after an engraving by Jacques Dumont, wearing a white hat, fur-lined white cape, blue waistcoat with Sgraffito scrolls and circles and yellow leggings, playing the bagpipes and standing on an oval mound base applied with flowers and foliage (restoration to brush and brim of hat, instrument mouthpiece and pipes, hands and to a section at rear of base, chipping and restoration to applied foliage)
    9¾ in. (24.8 cm.) high


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    Another example of this figure is illustrated by R. Rückert, Meissener Porzellan (Munich, 1966), pl. 218, no. 893, and another by Len and Yvonne Adams, Meissen Portrait Figures (London, 1987), p. 54. An example was sold by Sotheby's London on 15th June 1965, lot 143.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN