TWO HÖCHST FIGURES OF CHILDREN DRESSED AS A SULTAN AND SULTANA | CIRCA 1770
Modelled by Johann Peter Melchior, each wearing an elaborate turkish costume, he with a striped pink turban, yellow-lined pink coat, pink and green striped costume an pink pantaloons, his companion wearing a pink and blue striped cloak, a pale yellow bodice and pink pantaloons, each standing on a grassy base edged with rockwork, he with wheel mark in underglaze-blue, she with incised no 13 over MG mark.
18.5cm., 7 ¼ in. and 18.3cm., 7 ⅛ in. high
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She with a replaced mask and fan, now loose and separate, with remnants of old repair at her hands. A firing flaw is visible on her forehead. Some restored chips to edge of grassy base. The protruding green stem of her headdress restored.
He with his left smallest finger replaced.
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Acquired in 1956.