31 March 2008
A MEISSEN FIGURE OF A BAKER FROM THE CRIS DE PARIS SERIES
CIRCA 1755, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK AT BACK
Modelled by J.J. Kändler and P. Reinicke, in a lilac-lined yellow cap, pink jacket, flowered yellow waistcoat with gilt frogging, iron-red striped sash, lilac trousers and black shoes, standing holding a paddle over his right shoulder, before a tree-stump on a scroll-moulded mound base applied with flowers and foliage and enriched with gilding (restoration to left cuff and paddle, two minute chips to edge of jacket, slight chips to leaves)
7 1/8 in. (18.2 cm.) high
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An example (from the smaller series) from the Jörg Nelte Collection was sold in these Rooms on 12th October 1995, lot 17, and by Christie's Geneva on 13th May 1985, lot 99.
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