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A Meissen figure of a mapseller
A Meissen figure of a mapseller

CIRCA 1745, TRACES OF BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK

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A Meissen figure of a mapseller
Circa 1745, traces of blue crossed swords mark
Modelled by J.J. Kndler, in grey hat, purple-flowered pink jacket, yellow waistcoat, turquoise breeches and black shoes, a rectangular brown chest-of-drawers strapped to his back, an oval box beneath his left arm and an unrolled map of Saxony in his right hand, before a tree-stump on a pad base applied with coloured flowers (restoration to brim of hat, right wrist and thumb, left arm at elbow and left wrist, repair to bottom part of map, minor restoration to edge of jacket and to edge of tree-stump where it is attached to the map, some minor retouching to enamels of breeches)
6 in. (16.5 cm.) high

Lot Essay

This figure is freely interpreted from an engraving by the Comte de Caylus after Edm Bouchardon. See Len and Yvonne Adams, Meissen Portrait Figures (London, 1987), pl. XXX and pp. 92-93.
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