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AN ORMOLU-MOUNTED MEISSEN MONKEY TEA-POT (AFFENMUTTER ALS TEEKANNE)
AN ORMOLU-MOUNTED MEISSEN MONKEY TEA-POT (AFFENMUTTER ALS TEEKANNE)

THE PORCELAIN CIRCA 1740

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AN ORMOLU-MOUNTED MEISSEN MONKEY TEA-POT (AFFENMUTTER ALS TEEKANNE) THE PORCELAIN CIRCA 1740 Modelled by J.J. Kändler, the monkey seated wearing a green and gilt edged belt applied with a chain, with her two young, one climbing her back forming the handle and biting into a red-yellow fruit serving as the mouth, the other in the front bending backward to form the spout, on later canted rectangular ormolu base with leaves and acorns 8½ in. (21.6 cm.) high

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Cf. Carl Albiker, Die Meissner Porzellantiere, Berlin, 1935, Abb. 250. For other examples see also Porzellansammlung Gustave von Klemperer, Dresden 1928, Tafel 80, no. 485; also Christie's London, 7 July 2003, lot 120.

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