27 June 2005
A LUDWIGSBURG MINIATURE FIGURE OF A CLOCK SELLER
CIRCA 1765-70, PURPLE G AND INCISED 766.
Wearing a fur-edged red hat, white jabot, grey coat, red breeches and black shoes, carrying two wall-clocks hanging from a strap slung over his right shoulder, standing before a post on a rectangular base with canted corners and slightly washed in green (strap and right part of clock dial lacking, further chipping to clocks)
2½ in. (6.5 cm.) high
Otto and Magdalena Blohm Collection, sale Sotheby's London, 5th July 1960, lot 163, part (£120 to Chester)
Beatrice Blohm von Rumohr Collection.
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Robert Schmidt, Early European Porcelain as Collected by Otto Blohm (Munich, 1953), p. 203, no. 303 and col. pl. 81.
Hans D. Flach, Ludwigsburger Porzellan (Stuttgart, 1997), p. 604, no. 858.
Underside of base inscribed O.B.824. in black ink.
Another example was sold by Sotheby's London in May 1995, lot 49. This model was also lacking in the Baden Jahrmarkt.
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