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A Meissen figure of a mine administrator (Oberberghauptmann)
circa 1745-50
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 14,640 GBP
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19
A Meissen figure of a mine administrator (Oberberghauptmann)
circa 1745-50
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 14,640 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A Meissen figure of a mine administrator (Oberberghauptmann)
circa 1745-50
modelled by J.J. Kändler and Peter Reinicke, standing with an axe in his right hand and his left hand on his hip, wearing a green hat with gilt AR monogram and a yellow cockade, white tunic with gilt buttons over an iron-red waistcoat, a swords to his left side, black mine leather and knee-guards, the base applied with leaves and flowers
crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue to rear of base
21cm., 8 1/4 in.
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Provenance

The Property of the late Mrs. J.K. Higgins, Northampton, sold in these Rooms, 13th November 1962, lot 122

Catalogue Note

Based upon an engraving by Christoph Weigel of 1721, illustrated by Kessler-Slotta et al., op.cit., p.39. According to Weigel, the Oberberghauptmann (Summus metallorum Praefectus) was the highest mining official, beneath whom stood all other miners and officials (quoted by Elizabeth Kessler-Slotta et al., Kostbar wie Gold, Porzellan und Glas im deutschen Bergbau-Museum, p.35). See also Rainer Slotta, Gerhard Lehmann & Ulrich Pietsch, Ein fein bergmannig Porcelan, Abbilder vom Bergbau in 'weißem Gold', exhibition catalogue, Porzellansammlung im Zwinger, Dresden, and Deutsches Bergbau-Museum, Bochum, 1999, for a comprehensive discussion of the subject (cat.no.247 for this model).

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