18 November 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 10,625
Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000
A MEISSEN SEATED PAGODA FIGURE
CIRCA 1725-28, THE 18TH CENTURY DECORATION PROBABLY SLIGHTLY LATER
Modelled with his arm resting on his raised right knee, his left leg tucked beneath him, his partially shaved head with a locks of black hair adorned by a purple feather, his smiling open mouthed wrinkled face naturally coloured, his puce-lined turquoise robe open at the front revealing his torso with a yellow sash (restoration to front fringes of hair and nose, slight wear to puce enamel, slight chipping to toes)
4 in. (10.2 cm.) high
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For an example with very similar decoration, see Hermann Jedding, Meissener Porzellan des 18. Jahrhunderts in Hamburger Privatbesitz, Museum Für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Exhibition Catalogue (Hamburg, 1982), pp. 46-48, no. 19.
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