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A PAIR OF MEISSEN FIGURES OF BEGGAR MUSICIANS
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A PAIR OF MEISSEN FIGURES OF BEGGAR MUSICIANS

CIRCA 1738, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, SHE WITH PRESSNUMMER 33

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A PAIR OF MEISSEN FIGURES OF BEGGAR MUSICIANS
CIRCA 1738, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, SHE WITH PRESSNUMMER 33
Modelled by J.J. Kaendler, both wearing ragged clothes, he seated playing the hurdy-gurdy, wearing a wide-brimmed hat, brown jacket, white shirt and satchel across his back, on a rocky mound base, she playing the bagpipes, wearing a grey and black headscarf, brown jacket and yellow skirt, on a similar rocky base (restoration to his hat, chipping to hurdy-gurdy, she lacking left little finger, slight flaking and small areas of retouching to enamels)
5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) high max. (2)

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For a similar pair and a full discussion of other examples, see Dr. Erika Pauls-Eisenbeiss, German Porcelain of the 18th Century, London, 1972, Vol. I, pp. 84-85.

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