• Centuries of Style: Silver, Eu auction at Christies

    Sale 7800

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    17 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 57

    TWO MEISSEN FIGURES MOUNTED ON ORMOLU CANDELABRA BASES

    THE FIGURES CIRCA 1745, THE ORMOLU FIRST HALF OF THE 20TH CENTURY

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    TWO MEISSEN FIGURES MOUNTED ON ORMOLU CANDELABRA BASES
    THE FIGURES CIRCA 1745, THE ORMOLU FIRST HALF OF THE 20TH CENTURY
    The figures modelled by J.J. Kändler, one as a dancing peasant, his arms outstretched, the other as a vintner eating a bunch of grapes, each on mound bases applied with flowers and foliage and mounted on pierced scrollwork ormolu bases with three scrolling branches applied with porcelain flowers and terminating in nozzles with drip-pans (chips to foliage, some chipping to mounted flowers, first figure with restoration to right leg and hands, second with repair to right wrist and half of hat brim restuck)
    15¾ in. (40 cm.) high overall, the first figure 6 9/16 in. (16.7 cm.) high; the vintner 7 3/8 in. (18.8 cm.) high (2)


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    Provenance

    With Henry Stern, New Orleans, according to the labels attached to the undersides.