2 June 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 2,250
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
A MEISSEN PORCELAIN FIGURE OF A NUN
CIRCA 1745, INDISTINCT BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK TO UNDERSIDE OF BASE
Modelled by J.J. Kändler, her hands raised together in prayer, wearing a habit edged with gilt scrolls, flowerhead and dot ornament, on a stepped square plinth with concave sides (minute wear to gilding)
9½ in. (24 cm.) high
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See Rainer Rückert, Meissener Porzellan 1710-1810 (Munich, 1966), p. 237, no. 975 for a similar example.
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