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    Sale 1987

    Important European Furniture, Works of Art, Ceramics, Carpets, And Glass

    20 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 117

    A MEISSEN FIGURE OF A PUTTO RIDING A DOLPHIN

    CIRCA 1750, FAINT BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, MODELED BY J.J. KÄNDLER

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A MEISSEN FIGURE OF A PUTTO RIDING A DOLPHIN
    CIRCA 1750, FAINT BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, MODELED BY J.J. KÄNDLER
    The winged boy wearing turquoise and pink drapery, seated side-saddle on the back of a large dolphin and blowing a shell horn
    4¾ in. (12 cm.) high


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    See Len and Yvonne Adams, Meissen Portrait Figures, London, 1987, p. 87 for another example of the model and its pair, sold Sotheby's, London, 19 October 1976, lot 62.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 25 October 1991, lot 294.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF CANADIAN COLLECTORS