31 March 2008
A CONTINENTAL PORCELAIN FIGURE OF A GIRL
CIRCA 1755, PROBABLY FRANKENTHAL, IMPRESSED PH PH BELOW THREE DOT MARK
Modelled standing before a tree-stump playing a pipe in her right hand and holding a goblet in her left hand, her brown hair coiled on top of her head, wearing a loose green-lined robe painted with puce ermine pattern, the rocky shaped circular base moulded with a mouse to her reverse (tip of pipe lacking, restoration to left hand, minute chipping to ears of mouse, minute flaking to enamels)
4¾ in. (12 cm.) high
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For a similar figure attributed to Strasbourg, see the example sold by Sotheby's on 15th June 1965, lot 49.
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