A MEISSEN COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE FIGURE OF PANTALONE CIRCA 1745
modeled by Johann Joachim Kändler and Peter Reinicke, wearing a red tunic and a white cloak, the mound base applied with two flowers.
Height: 6⅛ in.
End of beard restored. One inch vertical bruise crack to the edge of his cloak at the back. Shallow chip to the end of his left sleeve. Chips to yellow flower by his foot. Minor rubbing to gilt details on his dagger. Minor scratches to black enamel of his hat.
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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Angela Gräfin von Wallwitz, Munich, March 2006
von Wallwitz, 2006, pp. 48-53, cat. no. 18, pp. 108-11
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 48, p. 260, illus.