A MEISSEN FIGURE OF A CELLIST AND A MEISSEN FIGURE OF A PIPING SHEPHERD | CIRCA 1750
The Cellist, seated on rockwork wearing a black tri-corn hat and pink breeches, resting the cello against his left leg, the shepherd, modelled by J. J. Kändler and Peter Reinicke, standing resting his left arm against a tree stump, playing a pipe, with a hound at his feet, their frock coats painted in complimenting flowers and indianische Blumen, upon a small mound bases applied with flowers.
14.8cm., 5 ¾ in. and 17cm., 6 ⅝ in. high
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The Cellist, the bow with old restoration and a small area of restoration to the brim of his hat with associated chip.
The piping shepherd, with small chips to extremities - his left small finger, the ribbons on his hat and in his hair and the left right corner of his jacket, and the hound's right ear.
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The figure of a Cellist, Oude Kunst en Antiekbeurs, Delft, 1952.