27 June 2005
A BERLIN (WEGELY) FIGURE OF CUPID IN DISGUISE AS A CLERGYMAN
CIRCA 1755, BLUE W MARK TO SIDE OF BASE, IMPRESSED 1 90 12
Scantily clad in a black robe, a black skull cap, black and white bands around his neck and gilt-buckled black shoes, standing with his hands in a fur-edged puce muff, on a rocaille-moulded mound base enriched in gilding (restoration to right arm and left foot, left wing restuck, right wing probably a replacement, right heel with crack)
3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) high
Otto and Magdalena Blohm Collection, sale Sotheby's London, 10th October 1961, lot 603, part (£150 to Chester)
Beatrice Blohm von Rumohr Collection.
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Robert Schmidt, Early European Porcelain as Collected by Otto Blohm (Munich, 1953), pp. 175-176, no. 252 and col. pl. 69.
Gisela Zick, Berliner Porzellan, der Manufaktur von Wilhelm Caspar Wegely 1751-1757 (Berlin, 1978), p. 189.
See Zick, ibid., p. 189, no. 101 for another known example in the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm.
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