20 May 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 15,000
Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000
A LUDWIGSBURG CHINOISERIE GROUP
CIRCA 1770, IRON-RED PAINTER'S MARK OF SAUSENHOFER, INCISED FN MONOGRAM MARK, MODELED BY J. WEINMÜLLER
Modeled as a mandarin in a conical hat, wearing a pink-lined red-flowered yellow robe edged in gilt over a flowered and iron-red striped skirt, standing before a fruiting tree, a melon at his feet, an attendant in a flowered peach robe at his left kneeling over a basket of lemons, another at his right wearing a pale blue-flowered tunic and puce skirt, holding up a basket of flowers, on rockwork base
15 1/8 in. (38.5 cm.) high
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For other examples of the model, see The Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Pauls-Eisenbeiss; Christie's, Geneva, 12 November 1976, lot 245 and The Property of Lord Hylton, Christie's, London, 3 November 1997, lot 229.
The Nyffeler Collection of German Porcelain; Christie's, London, 9 June 1986, lot 15.
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF LEO & DORIS HODROFF