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    Sale 7554

    European Ceramics and Glass Including the Property of a Collector

    31 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 143

    A PAIR OF KLOSTER-VEILSDORF FIGURES OF A TURKISH MUSICIAN AND COMPANION

    CIRCA 1770

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF KLOSTER-VEILSDORF FIGURES OF A TURKISH MUSICIAN AND COMPANION
    CIRCA 1770
    Modelled by Pfränger senior, wearing traditional dress, the male figure playing a mandolin, his companion with a triangle, on scroll and shell-moulded base (his left hand, edge of pink jacket, keys and neck of mandolin restored, her lower arms and hands restored, bodice lacquered with gilding retouched, associated losses to triangle, replacement stick, slight wear to gilding)
    The male Turk 8 in. (20.4 cm.) high; his companion 7 1/8 in. (18.2 cm.) high (2)


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    These figures are after the Meissen model by Reinicke which was based on an eighteenth century print source 'Le Turc Amoureux' by G.F. Schmidt, illustrated left. See Ernst Kramer, 'Veilsdorfer Türken', Keramos, July October 1971, No. 53/54, pp. 86 - 87 for a similar figure, and the similar example sold by Sotheby's on 5th March 1985, lot 135.

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    Provenance

    With René Simmermacher, Zürich, from whom it was acquired on 19th June 2002.