31 March 2008
A MEISSEN FIGURE OF THE DANCING MASTER
CIRCA 1745, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS AT BACK
Modelled by J.J. Kändler, in a black tricorn hat, turquoise-lined lilac frock-coat, pink purple-flowered waistcoat, black breeches and shoes, standing with his arms outstretched and right leg raised, before a tree-stump on a mound base applied with flowers and foliage (restoration to his right arm, hands, left corner of jacket and hat, slight chipping to flowers and foliage)
7 1/8 in. (8.2 cm.) high
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A similar example is illustrated by Len and Yvonne Adams, Meissen Portrait Figures (London, 1987), p. 27.
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