1185
1185

PROPERTY FROM A PHILADELPHIA COLLECTION

An enameled gold and baroque pearl jolly cook musician figurine, probably German, late 19th century
Estimate
15,00025,000
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1185

PROPERTY FROM A PHILADELPHIA COLLECTION

An enameled gold and baroque pearl jolly cook musician figurine, probably German, late 19th century
Estimate
15,00025,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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An enameled gold and baroque pearl jolly cook musician figurine, probably German, late 19th century
with happy ruddy face, dancing on one leg and playing a gold grid-iron with gold and pearl stick, the body and legs formed of one baroque pearl, with striped champlevé enamel collar, sleeves, leggings and pearl-capped green enameled cockaded hat, wearing a diamond pendant and mounted on a lapis lazuli panel above an ogee base, the front enameled with sepia putti dancing before a herm, the sides and back with swags and crossed cornucopiae, the base rim set with rose diamonds, with a fitted leather display case
signed underneath the base rim J.G script initials
height 4 1/4 in.
10.8 cm
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Catalogue Note

Reminiscent of the well-known jolly cook fiddler in the Green Vaults, inventory no. VI 88, described and illustrated in Dirk Syndram, Gems of the Green Vault in Dresden, p. 132.  The latter, modeled probably after grotesques by Stefano della Bella, was likely made by the Huguenot Berlin goldsmith Jean Louis Girardet, whose works were marketed by the dealer Ferbecq of Frankfurt, op.cit.p.133.

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