Lot 421
  • 421

AN ASSEMBLED PAIR OF MEISSEN MODELS OF PUGS, MODELLED BY J.J. KAENDLER, CIRCA 1747 |

Estimate
8,000 - 12,000 GBP
bidding is closed

Description

  • 15.5cm., 6 1/8 in. high
seated on tasseled rectangular cushioned bases, the dog with a red collar and bow, on pink base, the other with a pink collar and bow on a grey cushion, faint blue crossed swords mark to female model

Condition

Overall of godd appearance. The male dog has a restored tail, probably a replacement, minor chipping and restoration to one ear, and restored to the top of one foreleg, this is an old restoration which should be refreshed. The female figure overall in good order, some flaking to the yellow enamel around her collar, the tassels to the front of her base have been chipped and restored, firing crack across her hind leg which relate to a firing crack to the underside of the base.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Catalogue Note

For a similar pair see Pietsch, U., Mei├čner Porzellanplastik von Gottleib Kirchner und Johann Joachim Kaendler, Munich, 2006, p. 197, nos. 307-308.