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    Sale 7683

    A Rococo Fantasy Treasures from a Bavarian Collection

    6 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 56

    TWO MEISSEN GILT-METAL-MOUNTED FIGURES OF 'NODDING' CHINESE BOYS

    CIRCA 1750, THE MOUNTS LATER, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS TO BACKS OF BASES

    Price Realised  

    TWO MEISSEN GILT-METAL-MOUNTED FIGURES OF 'NODDING' CHINESE BOYS
    CIRCA 1750, THE MOUNTS LATER, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS TO BACKS OF BASES
    Modelled standing with left knee raised, the articulated nodding head resting on gilt-metal collars, each wearing a leaf-moulded hat, a short cape and flowing robes open at the front, the mound base applied with flowers and leaves and supported by gadrooned mounts with three scroll-cast feet, both heads and hats with some restoration, one with restoration to green cape, the other with restoration to right thumb, small chips to flowers and leaves on bases
    11 in. (27.9 cm.) high (2)


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    A similar example can be seen in R. Rückert, Meissner Porzellan (Munich, 1966), no. 921, pl. 225.

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    Provenance

    By repute, the Dukes of Württemberg.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the images of lots 56 and 57 are the wrong way round in the catalogue. The correct image of this lot is on the opposite page above the description of lot 57.