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    Sale 12039

    Interiors

    17 August 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 179

    A MEISSEN FIGURE OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT FROM 'THE FOUR MONARCHIES SERIES'

    CIRCA 1770, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, INCISED B.77 TO BACK OF BASE

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A MEISSEN FIGURE OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT FROM 'THE FOUR MONARCHIES SERIES'
    CIRCA 1770, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, INCISED B.77 TO BACK OF BASE
    Modelled by J.J. Kändler, representing Greece, standing wearing a helmet and cloak, with the four-headed Cerberus at his side
    8 in. (20.3 cm.) high


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    For the model see Dr. E. Pauls-Eisenbeiss, German Porcelain of the 18th century Volume I, London 1972, p.156.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, King Street, London, 25 November 1991, lot 314.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, Amsterdam, 30 October 2001, lot 366.