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    Sale 1983

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

    9 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 247

    A MEISSEN MODEL OF A FREE MASON AND PUG

    LATE 19TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, INCISED MODEL NO. 334, IMPRESSED 144, BLACK PAINTED 63., AFTER THE MODEL BY J.J. KÄNDLER

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    A MEISSEN MODEL OF A FREE MASON AND PUG
    LATE 19TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, INCISED MODEL NO. 334, IMPRESSED 144, BLACK PAINTED 63., AFTER THE MODEL BY J.J. KÄNDLER
    Modeled as a Mason wearing an apron and holding a scroll, a pug on a pedestal beside him, on a canted rectangular plinth enriched in gilt
    12 in. (30.4 cm.) high


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    See Dr. Erika Pauls-Eisenbeiss, German Porcelain of the 18th Century, 1972, vol. I, pp. 204-205 for a similar model of a Freemason standing beside a pillar, previously in the Emma Budge Collection and now in the Pauls-Eisenbeiss Collection, Basel. The Freemason was first modeled in 1743, as Kändler's taxa records: 1. Frey Maurer mit Schurzfell und anderer Zubehör auf einem postament wohl angekleidet stehend, in der einen Hand einem Grund Riss habend, neben welchen ein postament, darauff Winckel-Haacken, Transporteur Circul, Bley Waage und dergl. liegen. ...6 Thlr.-