21 October 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 2,750
Estimate USD 1,000 - USD 1,500
A MEISSEN FIGURE OF THE WELSH TAILOR
LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, INCISED MODEL NO. 171., IMPRESSED 69, BROWN 4, AFTER THE MODEL BY J.J. KÄNDLER
The seated tradesman modeled sticking out his tongue while sitting astride a horned goat and brandishing his scissors, a ruler in his pocket and two bottles of wine before him, a bucket of kids on his back, the goat with an iron in its mouth as an impromptu bridle, on a rectangular mound base
9½ in. (24 cm.) high
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Cf. Röntgen, op. cit., p. 46, pl. 34 and Berling, op. cit., p. 31, fig. 48 for other examples of this model. Also see the Collection of Dr. W.A. Criswell, Christie's, New York, 25 October 2007 for an outside-decorated example of this model.
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