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Old Master Sculpture and Works of Art Including Highlights from the Reinhold Hofstätter Collection

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Attributed to Johann Christoph Ludwig Lücke (1703-1780)
German, mid-18th century
POLTRONE

Provenance

Christie's London, 7 July, 1987, lot 124

Catalogue Note

This charming Commedia del' arte figure of the captain Poltrone often paired with Scaramouche can be closely compared with another in the Victoria and Albert Museum (inv.no A.17-1949). Lücke worked as a model maker for the Meissen and Vienna porcelain factories which also produced similarly inspired figures. Compare also with the terracotta relief of Poltrone in the Museum fur Künst und Gewerbe Hamburg by Lücke and dated 1729, and the two ivory reliefs of Poltrone and Scaramouche signed by his nephew Christoph August Lücke in the Staatliche Museum Schwerin, illustrated Moller (op.cit.).

RELATED LITERATURE
M. Trusted, Baroque and later Ivories, cat. Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2013, no. 76; K. A. Moller Elfenbein Kunstgwewerbe des Barock, Staatliches Museum Schwerin, 2000, nos. 29 and 20

Old Master Sculpture and Works of Art Including Highlights from the Reinhold Hofstätter Collection

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London