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    Sale 7549

    British and Continental Ceramics and Glass

    18 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 138

    A ZÜRICH FIGURE OF A HARPIST

    CIRCA 1780, BLUE Z ·· MARK, IMPRESSED K AND 4

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ZÜRICH FIGURE OF A HARPIST
    CIRCA 1780, BLUE Z ·· MARK, IMPRESSED K AND 4
    Modelled wearing a plumed cap, a white chemise, pink gilt-edged bodice and pink skirt, seated on a high-backed chair on a marbled stepped square plinth base (harp lacking, one plume lacking from hat, minor chipping to edge of base)
    5 in. (12.7 cm.) high


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    See S. Ducret, ibid., Vol. II, p. 207, pl. 361 for an illustration of the original plaster model of this figure which still includes the instrument.

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    Provenance

    Dir. Paul Oberer Collection, Porza
    With Otto Büel, from whom it was acquired in 1959.


    Literature

    Siegfried Ducret, Die Zürcher Porzellanmanufaktur (Zürich, 1958), Vol. II, p. 207, pl. 360.