31 March 2008
A GERMAN PORCELAIN METAL-MOUNTED PIPE-BOWL
CIRCA 1780, PROBABLY KLOSTER-VEILSDORF, THE MOUNTS PROBABLY LATER
Modelled as a moustachioed Hussar wearing a black mirliton with a white cockade by a lime-green lining, his head issuing from a feuille-de-choux-moulded stem enriched in puce, with pierced hinged metal cover (restoration to green lining and associated retouching to enamels, chip to plume, slight rubbing to enamels)
3 in. (7.6 cm.) high overall
Anon., sale Sotheby's, 4th March 1986, lot 177.
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