6 December 2004,
Price realised GBP 1,434
GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
A MEISSEN MODEL OF A PACKHORSE
CIRCA 1745-50, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK TO END OF BASE
Modelled by P. Reinicke standing with its right foreleg slightly raised, wearing a wooden yoke and black bridle and harness, supported below by a column of rocks on a shaped rectangular mound base applied with coloured flowers and foliage (some restoration to yoke, bridle, harness, ears, muzzle and tail, chipping and restoration to flowers and foliage)
5¼ in. (13.5 cm.) high
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A slightly larger model of a packhorse was sold by Sotheby's London on 7th July 1970, lot 150, and again from the Guttmann Collection in these Rooms on 5th July 2004, lot 206.
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Guttmann Catalogue, no. 42.
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