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AN ORMOLU-MOUNTED MEISSEN PORCELAIN BOUQUETIERE FIGURE
CIRCA 1740-50, THE MODEL BY J.J. KANDLER, THE MOUNTS PROBABLY GERMAN, THE BASKET MOUNT MID-18TH CENTURY, THE BASE SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
Modeled as a woman standing, her skirts in one hand, the other supporting a flower-filled striped basket on her back
14 in. (35.5 cm.) high
The collection of Generaldirektor Ole Olsen; sold Winkel & Magnussen, Copenhagen, 4-8 May 1953.
Nachemson Antiques, Inc., New York, 31 October 1954.
Property from the Collection of Frederick J. and Antoinette H. Van Slyke; Sotheby's, New York, 26 September 1989, lot 154.
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H. Schmitz, Generaldirektor Ole Olsens Kunstsamlinger, vol. II, pp. 29 (Danish) and 27 (English), and pl. XLII, no. 1368.
Baltimore, Maryland, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Anonymous Loan, 24 June 1965 - 2 October 1969.
Kander's Taxa notes records this model might originally been intended to hold mustard on her back: Bauer Mädel mit Korbe auf dem Rücken, worein Senff oder andere Dinge gethan werden können". For a discussion, an illustration of the model formerly in the Dr. Fritz Mannheimer collection in Amsterdam, as well as a list of other known examples, see A.L. den Blaauwen, Meissen Porcelain in the Rijksmuseum, p. 438, no. 320.
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