TWO MEISSEN FIGURES OF A BEGGAR MUSICIAN AND COMPANION

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TWO MEISSEN FIGURES OF A BEGGAR MUSICIAN AND COMPANION
Circa 1736, his decoration perhaps later

Modelled by J.J. Kändler, in tattered clothes, he in black hat, yellow-lined red jacket, green breeches and black shoes, she in red jacket, purple bodice, yellow skirt and blue apron, both playing hurdy-gurdies and seated on rockwork (he with minor restoration to hat and tip of instrument, she with chip to apron and with child lacking to her right)
4 3/4in. (12cm.) and 4 1/2in. (11.5cm.) high (2)

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Cf. Ludwig Schnorr von Carolsfeld, Porzellansammlung Gustav von Klemperer, no. 654 and 655; a similar pair sold by Sotheby's, 26 November 1968, lot 4
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