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A PAIR OF KLOSTER-VEILSDORF FIGURES OF A TURKISH MUSICIAN AND COMPANION
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A PAIR OF KLOSTER-VEILSDORF FIGURES OF A TURKISH MUSICIAN AND COMPANION

CIRCA 1770

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A PAIR OF KLOSTER-VEILSDORF FIGURES OF A TURKISH MUSICIAN AND COMPANION
CIRCA 1770
Modelled by Pfränger senior, wearing traditional dress, the male figure playing a mandolin, his companion with a triangle, on scroll and shell-moulded base (his left hand, edge of pink jacket, keys and neck of mandolin restored, her lower arms and hands restored, bodice lacquered with gilding retouched, associated losses to triangle, replacement stick, slight wear to gilding)
The male Turk 8 in. (20.4 cm.) high; his companion 7 1/8 in. (18.2 cm.) high (2)
Provenance
With René Simmermacher, Zürich, from whom it was acquired on 19th June 2002.
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Lot Essay

These figures are after the Meissen model by Reinicke which was based on an eighteenth century print source 'Le Turc Amoureux' by G.F. Schmidt, illustrated left. See Ernst Kramer, 'Veilsdorfer Türken', Keramos, July October 1971, No. 53/54, pp. 86 - 87 for a similar figure, and the similar example sold by Sotheby's on 5th March 1985, lot 135.

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