PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MARIAN AND MICHAEL SABEE
Kändler's work records for July 1735 note: "Einen Thee Pott in Gestalt eines Affens Welcher einen Jungen auf dem rücken und einen Vornen in den Händen hält, Woraus der Thee lauffen thut, geändert und in gehörige Gestalt gebracht, sitzet auf einem kleinen postamentgen Woran er mit einer Kette under Vorlege Schloß befestiget ist" [A teapot in the form of an ape which has a baby on its back and holds another in front in its hands, from which the tea pours, altered and rendered in appropriate form, seated on a small base to which he is secured with a chain and lock]
An ormolu-mounted example, also lacking its cover and similarly colored, was in the Engelhard Collection, sold at Christie's, New York, March 18, 2005, lot 31; and another, unmounted, was sold at Sotheby's, London, April 15, 1997, lot 90.
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