8 July 2002
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A Ludwigsburg figure of a hurdy-gurdy player
Circa 1765, black interlaced C mark, incised 5 i. Tx3x and black painter's mark for Sausenhofer
Turned slightly to her right, in white cap, black ribbon choker with gilt pendant, red bodice, white blouse, yellow-lined pink apron, yellow-centred blue-flowered patterned skirt, with a hurdy-gurdy beneath her left arm, standing before a tree-stump in gilt-buckled black shoes, on a gilt scroll-moulded mound base (chip to black ribbon at back, yellow ribbons on shoulders, minor damage to instrument, some minute chipping to extremities)
5 in. (12.7 cm.) high
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Cf. Hans Dieter Flach, Ludwigsburger Porzellan (Stuttgart, 1997), p. 557, no. 438.
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