Collection of Robert von Hirsch, thence by descent
Horst Peter, Die Kurmainzische Porzellan-Manufaktur Höchst, cat. no. 68, p. 83 (part)
Similar examples from the Badisches Landesmuseum, Karlsruhe, Germany, and Higgins Art Gallery and Museum, Bedford, England, are illustrated by Horst Peter in Die Kurmainzische Porzellan-Manufaktur Höchst, cat. nos. 65 and 67, pp. 82 and 83.
Both have some firing-related raised craze lines.
The one on the left in the catalogue illustration: There is an approximate 1/5-inch small chip to the base, which is not apparent from the exterior. Otherwise in good condition.
The one on the right in the catalogue illustration: The base has an area measuring approximately 2 1/2 inches by 1/2 inch at the back of the figure that has been broken and very well restored back. There is a fine haircrack going around his right front ankle. Otherwise in good condition.
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