5 July 2004,
Price realised GBP 1,673
GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
A Meissen figure of a Saxon musketeer
CIRCA 1750, TRACES OF BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, INDISTINCT COLLECTOR'S INSCRIPTION IN SEPIA INK ? A.G.A/N.D.G ?
Modelled standing at ease with his right hand on the muzzle of his musket and his left hand on the pommel of his sword, his hair tied en queue, wearing a black tricorn hat, white jacket with gilt buttons, yellow waistcoat and pale-yellow cross-belt fixed with a black pouch to the side gilt with the badge of Saxony, brown riding boots, a tree-stump behind him on a circular mound base (most of sword and pigtail lacking, chip to muzzle of musket, chip to hat)
8 in. (20.3 cm.) high
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Kändler's Taxa, 1740-44, records 1 Mousketier das Gewehr beym Fuss haltend, in seiner gehörigen Uniform, 3. Thlr.
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Guttmann Catalogue, no. 143.
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