31 March 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 5,625
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
A MEISSEN FIGURE OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT EMBLEMATIC OF GREECE
CIRCA 1750, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK AT BACK
Modelled by J.J. Kändler, from a series of allegorical figures, representing the Four Monarchies, in a plumed helmet, yellow-lined pink cloak, moulded breastplate enriched in gilding, yellow and gilt cuirass, lavender underskirt, turquoise breeches and black sandals, a sword hung at his hip and Cerberus at his side, standing with his right arm raised on a scroll-moulded base enriched in gilding (right arm and hand broken and restored in several places, neck restored, restoration to plumes, cuirass, sword hilt and left big toe, two minute chips)
9 in. (23 cm.) high
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For a full discussion of the series and similar examples see, Dr. Erika Pauls-Eisenbeiss, German Porcelain of the 18th Century (London, 1972), Vol. I, pp. 152-155.
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