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A Meissen 'Cris de Paris' figure of the peep-show man
circa 1755
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 9,000 GBP
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39
A Meissen 'Cris de Paris' figure of the peep-show man
circa 1755
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 9,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A Meissen 'Cris de Paris' figure of the peep-show man
circa 1755
modelled by Peter Reinicke, winding a hurdy-gurdy and carrying the peep-show on his back, wearing a black hat, grey jacket with gilt buttons, green waistcoat and purple breeches, the base modelled with gilt-edged scrolls and applied with leaves and flowers
crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue to rear of base, impressed 27
14.5cm., 5 3/4 in.
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Catalogue Note

Modelled by Reinicke in 1753-54 after the drawing by Huet of 1753 inscribed: 'No 27 Ch - ein Savoyard mit einer Laterne magique, und welcher seinen Orgelkasten vor sich hat n 18 1753' [...a Savoyard with a magic lantern, and who has his organ case in front of him...]. See Eberle, op.cit., no.48, for a similar figure and the orginal drawing.

Fine British and European Ceramics & Glass

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