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PROPERTY FROM A SWISS PRIVATE COLLECTION

A large pair of gilt-bronze mounted Meissen models of swans, the porcelain circa 1750, the gilt-bronze mounts Louis XV, circa 1750
Лот продан 52,500 GBP (Цена продажи с учетом процента покупателя)
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PROPERTY FROM A SWISS PRIVATE COLLECTION

A large pair of gilt-bronze mounted Meissen models of swans, the porcelain circa 1750, the gilt-bronze mounts Louis XV, circa 1750
Лот продан 52,500 GBP (Цена продажи с учетом процента покупателя)
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European Taste: Property from three distinguished Swiss collections

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A large pair of gilt-bronze mounted Meissen models of swans, the porcelain circa 1750, the gilt-bronze mounts Louis XV, circa 1750
modelled by J. J. Kändler, in naturalistic poses facing to their left and right, sat among reeds picked out in green upon small mossy mound bases, crossed swords marks in underglaze-blue to rear of bases, the pierced gilt-bronze cast with c-scrolls and foliage,
Количество: 2
the models 28cm., 11in. high, overall 31.5cm., 12 3/8 in. and 32cm., 12 5/8 in. high
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Происхождение

The Estate of Sarah Jane Pansa, sold Sotheby Parke Bernet, 8th November 1985, lot 144 ($71,500).

Публикации

A. L. den Blaauwen, Meissen porcelain in the Rijkmuseum, Amsterdam, 2000, p. 417, mentioned.

Описание в каталоге

The present models depict the 'Cygnus olor', or mute swan that is native to Europe and Asia. Swans of this type were made in varying sizes, of which the present pair is the second largest. The models are first mentioned in the factory records of November 1747, produced with the assistance of Peter Reinicke and were probably not completed until 1748. These models see a return to theme of Swans almost ten years after work began on the celebrated Swan Service ordered for the use of Count Heinrich von Brühl, Director of the Meissen factory in 1736. Meissen Swans were immensely popular with the French Aristocracy and Nobility in the mid-eighteenth century, and as such provided a lucrative business for the Parisian marchand-merciers, for example 'Cygnes' and 'Cygnes de Saxe' feature twelve times in the Livre-Journal of the marchand-mercier Lazare-Duvaux, the first recorded in February 1749.

European Taste: Property from three distinguished Swiss collections

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