6 December 2004
A VIENNA FIGURE OF A BAGPIPER
CIRCA 1765, BLUE SHIELD MARK, IMPRESSED R, PAINTER'S PUCE A. AND i3. MARKS
Modelled with his hair en queue, with a black ribbon around his neck and wearing a fur waistcoat over a puce jacket, his pale-yellow breeches with puce seams and hems, holding the bagpipes under his left arm and standing before a pile of rocks on a shaped oval rocaille-moulded mound base (tips of instrument pipes damaged and restored, minute chip to left small finger, minute chipping to ribbons, flaking to black enamel of shoes)
7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm.) high
Heinrich Bielenberg, Rasmussen and Bielenberg, Wilhelmstrasse, Berlin, and thence by descent to the present owner.
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A similar example from the Karl Meyer Collection is illustrated by J. Folnesics & E.W. Braun, Geschichte der K.K. Wiener Porzellanmanufaktur (Vienna, 1907), pl. XXXIV.
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