London, South Kensington
11 December 2003
A Meissen figure of a wheelwright from the Craftsmen series
Circa 1750, blue crossed swords mark to back of base
Modelled by J.J. Kändler and P. Reinicke, wearing a white shirt and waistcoat, puce breeches and a pale-brown apron, working a wheel-hub resting on a tree-stump, a small wheel and other parts at his feet, on a circular high mound base moulded with puce scrolls and applied with flowers and foliage
8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm.) high
Collection of the Prinz Reuss j.L.
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Similar examples sold in these Rooms on 6 March 1995, lot 168, and on 30 September 1991, lot 164, and see Hermann Schmitz, op.it., pl. XLI for the similar example from the Ole Olsens Collection
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