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Lot 28
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A pair of Meissen figures of crouching hares circa 1746

Estimate
4,000 - 6,000 GBP
Sold
16,250 GBP
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Description

  • porcelain
probably modelled by P. Reinicke, realistically modelled with black and brown markings and pink-tinged noses, their eyes picked out in iron-red, crossed swords marks in underglaze-blue (some restoration)

Provenance

Sotheby's London, 17th June 1986, lot 249

Catalogue Note

Reinicke's work records lists in October 1746: '2 kleine Haasen in Thon zu bousiren angefangen' [started to model 2 small hares in clay]. Figures of hares or rabbits appear in the Brühl inventory (1753) and were probably incorporated in hunting groups designed as table decoration. Similar examples are illustrated by Albiker (1959), nos. 214 and 215; and Rückert (1966), pl. 288, no. 1177.
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