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A rare Meissen figure of a miner (Untersteiger)
circa 1745-50
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 15,600 GBP
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24
A rare Meissen figure of a miner (Untersteiger)
circa 1745-50
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 15,600 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A rare Meissen figure of a miner (Untersteiger)
circa 1745-50
modelled by J.J. Kändler, carrying a tray of ore on his left shoulder, wearing a white mine smock with gold buttons, a green hat with pink band and yellow rosette, black mine leather and knee-guards, holding a pick in his left hand and with a swords to his left side, the base applied with leaves and flowers
crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue to rear of base
20.3cm., 8in.
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Provenance

C.H. Fischer Collection, Dresden;
His sale, J.M. Heberle, Cologne, 22nd to 25th October 1906, lot 436;
Jhr. Alfred Boreel Collection, The Hague;
His sale, Frederick Muller & Cie, Amsterdam, 16th and 17th June 1908, lot 142;
The Hon. Mrs Nellie Ionides Collection, Buxted Park;
Sold by her Executors in these Rooms, 21st April 1964, lot 73

Exhibited

1898, Kunstgewerbe-Museum Leipzig, Kunstschätze von Werken alten Kunstgewerbes aus Sächsisch-Thüringischem Privatbesitz

Catalogue Note

After an engraving by Christoph Weigel of 1721, illustrated by Kessler-Slotta et al., op.cit., p.48. Another example in the Pauls Collection, Basel, is illustrated by Slotta, Lehmann & Pietsch, op.cit., cat.no.252. 

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