TWO ZÜRICH PORCELAIN MINIATURE FIGURES
CIRCA 1770, SHE WITH INCISED K:I MARK
Modelled by Josef Nees, the first as a merchant standing beside a parcel on a box, the lady selling beauty products from a basket resting on a plinth, each on rectangular plinth bases (he with chipping to hat and flaking to black enamel, one basket handle lacking)
The largest 3¾ in. (9. 5 cm.) high (2)
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The figure of a merchant is after a contemporary Niderviller figure by Cyfflé. See Siegried Ducret, Die Zürcher Porzellanmanufaktur und ihre Erzeugnisse im 18. und 19. Jahrhundert, Zürich, 1959, Vol. II, pp. 98 & 1012, pls. 159 & 163.
Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Glass, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes