18 November 1992
A MEISSEN PORCELAIN FIGURAL 'VINTNER' COMFIT-HOLDER , probably after a model by J.J.Kaendler, painted in colours and naturalistically modelled in relief as a seated man wearing a wide-brimmed black hat, his face with fine black hair and blushing cheeks, wearing a white jacket and shirt, peach-cream trousers, seated on rockwork base, beside a large white wickerwork basket suspended with a bunch of grapes, the rockwork base applied with florettes in relief, the base with pseudo-Höchst mark depicting a crowned six-spoked blue wheel (a finger missing), probably circa 1740
19 cm high
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The bases of Höchst figures are glazed, while Meissen figures at the contrary have a biscuit base.
The spoked wheel was probably applied later in this specific case.
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