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A rare Meissen figure of a mining official (Berghauptmann)
circa 1745-50
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 16,200 GBP
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A rare Meissen figure of a mining official (Berghauptmann)
circa 1745-50
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 16,200 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A rare Meissen figure of a mining official (Berghauptmann)
circa 1745-50
modelled by J.J. Kändler and Peter Reinicke, wearing a long wig, white tunic with gold buttons over an iron-red waistcoat, black mine leather and knee-guards, holding a flute in his right hand and a black hat with yellow cockade and gilt AR monogram in red in the right, a sword to his left side, 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

C.H. Fischer Collection, Dresden;
His sale, J.M. Heberle, Cologne, 22nd to 25th October 1906, lot 431;
Jhr. Alfred Boreel Collection, The Hague;
His sale, Frederik Muller & Cie, Amsterdam, 16th and 17th June 1908, lot 137;
The Hon. Mrs. Nellie Ionides Collection, Buxted Park;
Sold by her Executors in these Rooms, 21st April 1964, lot 72

Catalogue Note

Other examples of the Berghauptmann (Praefectus metallorum) are in the Reiss Museum, Mannheim, and illustrated by D. Fabian, Meissener Porzellan mit Bergmannsmotiven im 18. Jahrhundert, p.36. Other examples were sold in these Rooms, 7th July 1964, lot 108, and 4th July 1967, lot 228.

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