8 July 2002
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A Ludwigsburg figure of a Falconer
Circa 1770, blue crowned interlaced C mark, incised .iFC.3./.52. and painter's inverted S in iron-red
Modelled by Pierre François Lejeune, in a black hat, yellow-lined blue-edged white jacket, white shirt, red breeches holding a bird with red and blue plumage in his right hand and standing bare foot on a cloud-moulded base (restored chipping to hat, chipping to right cuff, bird's right wing, broken through base and repaired and with chipping to base)
6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) high
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Cf. Hans Dieter Flach, op. cit. (Stuttgart, 1997), p. 533, no. 224.
(See illustration on previous page)
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