27 June 2005
A GERMAN PORCELAIN PIPE-TAMPER
CIRCA 1765, POSSIBLY GOTHA
Modelled as a lady's leg, with a gilt-edged mottled grey and black shoe and a white stocking tied with a green ribbon below the knee, the knee and thigh above painted in flesh tone, a small black ant crawling on her skin above the knee (tip of shoe with minute wear to black enamel, minute flakes to green ribbon, and minute wear to edge of thigh)
3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) long
Otto and Magdalena Blohm Collection, no. 488
Ernesto Blohm Collection.
(Reverse of thigh with printed O. Blohm collection label attached; the top attached with Ernesto Blohm paper collection label indistinctly inscribed EB 10 A (?), and with an attribution of Gotha).
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