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A MEISSEN FIGURE OF A PEASANT FARMER

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A MEISSEN FIGURE OF A PEASANT FARMER

CIRCA 1738-40, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK

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A MEISSEN FIGURE OF A PEASANT FARMER CIRCA 1738-40, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK Modelled by J.J. Kändler, standing before a tree-stump, leaning forwards with a wicker pannier with a fowl in a cage on his back and holding a trussed goat under his right arm, wearing a black hat, white shirt and red breeches with black braces, on a mound base applied with flowers and foliage (restoration to hat, right wrist, base of pannier, corner of cage, forelegs of goat and foliage, minute chip to nose) 6¾ in. (17 cm.) high
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See Dr. Erika Pauls-Eisenbeiss, German Porcelain of the 18th Century, Vol. I, London, 1972, pp. 86-87 for a similar example and his companion, where she notes that one example bears the date 1737 on the cross strap of his braces.

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