• A Marriage of Collections: The auction at Christies

    Sale 2398

    A Marriage of Collections: The Property of Dr. Julius and Dena K. Tarshis

    21 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 165

    AN ANSBACH WHITE PORCELAIN CANE HANDLE

    CIRCA 1770

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN ANSBACH WHITE PORCELAIN CANE HANDLE
    Circa 1770
    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.

    Provenance

    Sotheby's, London, 15 June 1994, lot 72.