• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 7549

    British and Continental Ceramics and Glass

    18 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 107

    A MEISSEN SEATED PAGODA FIGURE

    CIRCA 1725-28, THE 18TH CENTURY DECORATION PROBABLY SLIGHTLY LATER

    Price Realised  

    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


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    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.

    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN