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    Sale 7554

    European Ceramics and Glass Including the Property of a Collector

    31 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 144

    FOUR LIMBACH FIGURES EMBLEMATIC OF THE CONTINENTS

    CIRCA 1775, ASIA WITH OVERGLAZE BLUE ENAMEL CROSSED SWORDS MARK

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    FOUR LIMBACH FIGURES EMBLEMATIC OF THE CONTINENTS
    CIRCA 1775, ASIA WITH OVERGLAZE BLUE ENAMEL CROSSED SWORDS MARK
    Each modelled standing, Africa in a feathered headdress and skirt, a black scale-pattern cuirass and a fur cape with a bow and arrow and a quiver of arrows at his shoulder (restoration to neck, bow and quiver lacquered, arrow in left hand mostly lacking and flight restored); Europe as crowned monarch in an ermine-lined pink cloak holding a gilt orb and sceptre (hands, orb and sceptre probably replacements, left arm restored through elbow); America as a blackamoor in a feathered yellow crown, puce patterned tunic and orange-lined red cloak, holding a baton (restoration to baton and front of cape), and Asia in a gilt enriched orange turban surmounted by a crescent, a fur-lined puce cloak and green tunic (restoration through neck, left arm and hand, shoulder and crescent finial), each standing on shaped-oval puce scroll-moulded bases
    The tallest (Africa) 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high; the smallest (Europe) 7 5/8 in. (19.4 cm.) high (4)


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    See Helmut Scherf, Thüringer Porzellan (Leipzig, 1980), pl. 233 for similar examples.

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