• 19th Century Furniture, Sculpt auction at Christies

    Sale 2210

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art & Ceramics

    20 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 106

    A MATCHED PAIR OF ORMOLU-MOUNTED BOLOGNESE HOUNDS

    ONE LATE 18TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS AND DOT MARK FOR MEISSEN; THE OTHER LIKELY 19TH CENTURY; AFTER THE MODELS BY J.J. KÄNDLER

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    A MATCHED PAIR OF ORMOLU-MOUNTED BOLOGNESE HOUNDS
    ONE LATE 18TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS AND DOT MARK FOR MEISSEN; THE OTHER LIKELY 19TH CENTURY; AFTER THE MODELS BY J.J. KÄNDLER
    Each comparison model with alert eyes and long haired coats, one with tan markings, the other with grey, each seated on a tasseled pillow, the rectangular base molded with Vitruvian scrolls, raised on four toupie feet
    13 3/8 in. (33.9 cm.) high, the slightly taller (2)


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    Kändler first modeled the Bolognese dog in 1769. Bred for centuries in Bologna, they were favored as lapdogs in 18th century Germany along with the ubiquitous pug or Mops. Cf. Christie's, New York, 16 April 2002, lot 79 for a pair circa 1770 formerly in the Collection of Mr. & Mrs. Saemy Rosenberg.