27 June 2005
A LUDWIGSBURG MINIATURE FIGURE OF A MASKED VENETIAN CAVALIER
CIRCA 1765-70, BROWN ARROW AND CIRCLE MARK, INCISED M (?)
Wearing a black tricorn hat, white mask, long black domino, gilt-edged reddish-brown long coat and breeches and black shoes, standing with his hands in a muff on a rectangular brown-mottled plinth base with canted corners (restorted chip to back of head and rear corner of hat, muff a replacement, minute chip to right shoe)
2½ in. (6.4 cm.) high
Otto and Magdalena Blohm Collection, sale Sotheby's London, 5th July 1960, lot 166, part (£190 to Chester)
Beatrice Blohm von Rumohr Collection.
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Robert Schmidt, Early European Porcelain as Collected by Otto Blohm (Munich, 1953), p. 204, no. 310 and col. pl. 82.
Hans D. Flach, Ludwigsburger Porzellan (Stuttgart, 1997), p. 590, no. 730 (part).
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