A LUDWIGSBURG FIGURE l'Abbe from the Commedia dell'Arte
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A LUDWIGSBURG FIGURE l'Abbe from the Commedia dell'Arte

CIRCA 1760, BLUE CROWNED INTERLACED CS MARK

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A LUDWIGSBURG FIGURE l'Abbe from the Commedia dell'Arte
CIRCA 1760, BLUE CROWNED INTERLACED CS MARK
Modelled by Johann Wilhelm Göz with his head turned to the left, wearing a yellow-lined long black cloak, a pale-blue collar, a gilt-trimmed puce coat, a gilt-trimmed iron-red waistcoat, pale-green breeches and black shoes with gilt buckles, standing in an elegant pose with his left foot forward and his right hand in his pocket, his left hand holding a red and gilt book, on a shaped circular green-washed mound base edged with rococo gilt-edged foliage scrolls (left hand restuck at wrist, both cuffs and right collar of cloak with slight restoration, right sleeve of cloak with minute chip or flake, slight chipping to edge of base)
6 in. (15.3 cm.) high
Provenance
Frau L. Steinemann, Zürich
Anon., sale Christie's Geneva, 9th November 1987, lot 41.
Literature
Peter Wilhelm Meister and Horst Reber, Europäisches Porzellan (Fribourg, 1980), p. 202, pl. 173.
Siegfried Ducret, German Porcelain and Faience (Fribourg, 1962), pp. 108-109, no. 30.
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Lot Essay

Ducret loc. cit. points out that only three examples of this rare figure are known; the present lot, the example in the Cecil Higgins Museum, Bedford, and the example in the Württembergisches Landesmuseum.

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