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A Meissen 'Cris de Paris' figure of an absinthe seller
circa 1755
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 9,000 GBP
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A Meissen 'Cris de Paris' figure of an absinthe seller
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 an absinthe seller
circa 1755
modelled by Peter Reinicke, carrying a lantern and a basket holding four bottles on his left arm beneath his cloak, wearing a black tricorn, white cloak, pale purple jacket and breeches and a yellow waistcoat, the base edged with scrollwork and applied with leaves and a flower
impressed 17
14.5cm., 5 3/4 in.
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Literature

George Savage, 18th Century German Porcelain, pl.58b.

Catalogue Note

Based upon the drawing by Huet of 1753, inscribed: 'No 17 Ch - ein Mann, welcher Patafia verkauft und mit der Lanterne brennend von Licht in der Hand n 18 1753' [...a man selling patafia and with a lantern throwing light in his hand]; quoted by Eberle, op.cit., no.43, where the drawing and another example of the figure are illustrated.

Fine British and European Ceramics & Glass

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