Lot 857
  • 857

A Meissen figure of a shepherdess, circa 1750-1755

Estimate
700 - 900 GBP
bidding is closed

Description

  • Porcelain
  • 14cm., 5 1/4 in. and 19cm., 7 1/2 in. high
modelled as a young girl standing with a posy of flowers with a recumbent sheep at her feet, wearing a pale yellow hat, flower painted puce bodice draped with a flower garland and yellow skirt; together with a porcelain figure of a provincial fife and drum player, probably Samson, late 19th century, after a Meissen original modelled by J. J. K√§ndler, minor restoration,

Provenance

With Kunsthandel Dr. Dagmar Holz, Königswinter

Condition

Shepherdess- Some restoration to hat. Restoration to sheep's leash. Tip of sheep's right ear restored. Minor chips to flowers and leaves. Fife and drum player- Restoration to drumstick.
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