27 June 2005
A LUDWIGSBURG MINIATURE FIGURE OF A BUTCHER'S GIRL
CIRCA 1765-70, BLUE INTERLACED C MONOGRAM TO CORNER OF BASE AT BACK, UNDERSIDE INCISED J:W:S:
Wearing a white bonnet with puce straps, a black choker with a gilt pendant, a red bodice over a white chemise leaving her right shoulder bare, a purple-edged white apron with purple clustered dots, a blue-edged white skirt with blue clustered dots, and yellow shoes, standing holding a tray of sausages, on a shaped green-washed base with canted corners (minute chip to bonnet, straps partially lacking, minute chipping to edge of base, slight wear to enamels)
2 3/8 in. (6.2 cm.) high
Stahl Collection, no. 147 (according to paper label attached to underside of base)
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. 204, no. 306 and col. pl. 80.
A similar figure is illustrated by Flach ibid., p. 608, no. 908. This figure was not in the Baden Jahrmarkt.
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