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A Hochst figure of a poultry vendor
A Hochst figure of a poultry vendor

CIRCA 1750-53, IMPRESSED 2H, PAINTER'S BLACK IZ MARK FOR JOHANNES ZESCHINGER

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A Hochst figure of a poultry vendor
Circa 1750-53, impressed 2H, painter's black iz mark for Johannes Zeschinger
Modelled by Simon Feilner after the model by J.J. Kndler, wearing a black cap tied with a white headscarf, a black scarf around her shoulders, a sleeveless orange bodice and a puce-striped white apron over an ochre skirt, holding a chicken in her left hand and standing before a tree-stump on a circular mound base applied with coloured flowers and foliage (right arm and head probably restuck, chipping to edge of base)
6.1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) high

Lot Essay

Cf. Kurt Rder, Das Hchster Porzellan, pl. 4e, fig. 20, where a similar model is illustrated with it's companion figure of an egg-seller. Also see the example sold in these Rooms on 2 May 1956, lot 188 and the example sold by Christie's in New York on 17 June 1980, lot 244; both bearing puce I.Z. marks.

Johannes Zeschinger active at the Hchst factory circa 1750-53.

After the Meissen models by J.F. Eberlein, first modelled in 1746.
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