21 April 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 10,625
Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000
AN ANSBACH WHITE PORCELAIN CANE HANDLE
Modeled as a mermaid nursing a baby dolphin, her scaled tail extending backwards and scrolling into the handle
4 in. (10.2 cm.) long
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Titled stocknopf mit Meenweibchen, the present model is listed in the factory's second lottery of 1770. See Adolf Bayer, Ansbacher Porzellan, Brunswick, 1959, Abb. 39 for the example in the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Munich.
Sotheby's, London, 15 June 1994, lot 72.
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