27 June 2005
A BRUNSWICK FAYENCE FIGURE
THIRD QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY, MANGANESE INTERLACED C MARK TO TOP OF BASE
Possibly a character from the Commedia dell'Arte, wearing a manganese snood, a monkey mask (?) with a cheeky grin and a white beard, a long white-lined purple cloak with long sleeves, a white jacket tied with a yellow sash, manganese pantaloons and manganese shoes with white buckles, standing on a rugged incised white square base (minute flaking to extremities, cloak with small hairline crack adjacent to left knee)
7¼ in. (18.4 cm.) high
Otto and Magdalena Blohm Collection, sale Sotheby's London, 25th April 1961, lot 329, as Ludwigsburg (£180 to Patch)
Ernesto Blohm Collection no. 99.
Underside inscribed IV<->d=14. in black ink.
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