17 - 18 November 1999
A LUDWIGSBURG FIGURE OF A PUTTO EMBLEMATIC OF WINTER
Circa 1780, blue crowned interlaced C's mark, impressed S and 30/3, probably modelled by Johann Heinrich Schmidt
The shivering putto putting a pink-lined purple-flowered purple cloak around his shoulders, kindling tucked under his left arm, a split basin filled with ice at his feet, on white mound base applied with a bright green spray of leaves
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See Hans Christ, Ludwigsburger Porzellan, Stuttgart, 1921, pp. 115-116 for figures of similar putti.
The description should read:
A SAMSON FIGURE EMBLEMATIC OF WINTER AFTER A LUDWIGSBURG MODEL
Estimate: $300 - 500 and sold not subject to a reserve.
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