27 June 2005
A KLOSTER VEILSDORF FIGURE OF DOTTORE BALOARDO FROM THE SMALL COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE SERIES
Modelled by Wenzel Neu, wearing a black skull cap, white ruff, a black jacket with white cuffs and a white belt with a gilt buckle, black pantaloons and shoes, a white handkerchief (?) suspended from his belt at his left side, standing with his left hand held to his chest and with a black cloak thrown over his shoulder, his right hand holding a peaked hat, before a tree-stump on a pale-brown circular mound base (flaking to black enamel, minute chip to nose, element [syringe?] lacking from his left side)
3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm.) high
Otto and Magdalena Blohm Collection, sale Sotheby's London, 25th April 1961, lot 362, part (£440 to Chester)
Beatrice Blohm von Rumohr Collection.
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Underside of base inscribed O.B. 832.b (?) in black ink.
See Robert Schmidt, Early European Porcelain as Collected by Otto Blohm (Munich, 1953), col. pl. 95, no. 349 for a larger version of this figure.
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