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A BÖTTGER PAGODA FIGURE wearing an unusual tall purple hat with deeper purple scrolls and flowerheads between iron-red ribs, with brown hair, eyebrows, eyes and curling moustache and his open mouth with red lips, wearing a loose robe leaving his chest bare, his back with a wide fire crack, seated cross-legged holding a teabowl and saucer in his right hand, a teapot, another teabowl and saucer and a long pipe in front of him on the stepped shaped plinth base (handle of teapot lacking, finial of hat broken and restuck, minute chip to saucer in his hand and three minute chips to base), circa 1715, later carved giltwood stand

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A BÖTTGER PAGODA FIGURE wearing an unusual tall purple hat with deeper purple scrolls and flowerheads between iron-red ribs, with brown hair, eyebrows, eyes and curling moustache and his open mouth with red lips, wearing a loose robe leaving his chest bare, his back with a wide fire crack, seated cross-legged holding a teabowl and saucer in his right hand, a teapot, another teabowl and saucer and a long pipe in front of him on the stepped shaped plinth base (handle of teapot lacking, finial of hat broken and restuck, minute chip to saucer in his hand and three minute chips to base), circa 1715, later carved giltwood stand 13cm. high (2)

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Although pagoda figures are recorded extensively in the literature, Ludwig Schnorr von Carolsfeld, Sammlung Margarete und Franz Oppenheimer Meissener Porzellan, pls. 1 & 2; Rainer Rückert, Meissener Porzellan, nos. 840 & 841; The Wark Collection Catalogue of Early Meissen Porcelain, Cummer Gallery of Art, no. 65; Willi Goder et al., Johann Friedrich Böttger, no. 210; Sydney J. Lamon Collection, sold in these Rooms, 29 November 1973, lots 14-26, this pagoda, wearing a tall hat, appears to be unrecorded

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