20 April 2007
A MEISSEN FIGURE OF A SEATED ORIENTAL WITH A MONKEY
Circa 1740, underglazed blue crossed swords mark on base, modelled by J.F. Eberlein
Seated on a green pillow decorated with gold tassels, wearing a black-and red-striped, blue lined coat with a red belt, yellow shoes and hat, offering an apple to a monkey resting on his right knee, the pillow resting on a profiled pedestal with purple border
6¼ in. (15.9 cm.) high
Pre-war private collection, Berlin.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, Zurich, 7/8 July 2000, lot 641.
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For a matched pair of the present model and his companion, see The Property of a Texas Collector, Christie's, New York, 22/23 October 2003, lot 349.
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