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A MEISSEN FIGURE OF A FALCONER

CIRCA 1745

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A MEISSEN FIGURE OF A FALCONER
CIRCA 1745
Modelled by J.F. Eberlein, his hair tied en queue, wearing a green-lined red uniform with gilt buttons, a black belt, white breeches, black boots and beige gloves, a falcon perched on his left hand with its head in a blue hood, a black tricorn hat in his other hand, standing before a tree-stump on a mound base applied with foliage and blue flowers (head, left forearm and right hand restuck, right hand with over-painting, scabbard a replacement, chipping to foliage and hair ribbon, very small area of over-painting to flaking of enamel on one boot and bird's hood, areas of very slight flaking and wear)
6 7/8 in. (17.4 cm.) high
Exhibited
Musée Ariana, Geneva, 1999.
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See Melitta Kunze-Köllensperger, Collection Franz E. Burda (1997), p. 94, no. 11 for a similar example, and Dr. Erika Pauls-Eisenbeiss, German Porcelain of the 18th Century (London, 1972), Vol. I, pp. 182-183 for the example (with his companion figure) in the Pauls-Eisenbeiss Collection, Switzerland, and where other examples are listed. Another pair of figures are illustrated by Ulrich Pietsch et al., 'Porzellan Parforce, Jagdliches Meissner Porzellan des 18. Jahrhunderts', Schloss Moritzburg, Schloss Benrath and Knauf-Museum Exhibition Catalogue (Munich, 2005), p. 67, Kat. no. 8.
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