20 April 2007
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A MEISSEN GROUP OF A PUTTO GOATHERD PLAYING BAGPIPES
Circa 1765, blue crossed swords and dot mark presumed, redrawn as part of restoration, from the model by J.J. Kändler of circa 1750 inspired by an engraving after a drawing by François Boucher
The youth wearing a flowered robe, a gourd flask tied to his waste, leaning against a tree stump and playing bagpipes for the dog 'dancing' in front, a lamb recumbent at his right, on mound base applied with turts of leaves
5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) high
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See Yvonne Adams, Meissen Figures 1730-1775, The Kaendler Years, Atglen, PA, 2001, p. 116, no. 313 for an ormolu-mounted example of the present model and an illustration of the Boucher drawing by which it was inspired.
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