A MEISSEN FIGURE OF 'KAMMERHUSAR' SCHINDLER CIRCA 1735-40
modeled by Johann Joachim Kändler, standing playing the musette de cour fashioned from a goat hide with a dog seated at the rear, wearing a red tunic and yellow boots, on a gilt-edged flared plinth molded with acanthus leaves at the corners.
Height: 6¾ in.
Bagpipe horn restored, end of goat's left leg restored, lower part of bagpipe frame at back chipped away. Otherwise in good condition.
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. 29-33, cat. no. 1
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 45, p. 257, illus.
According to Angela Gräfin von Wallwitz, Celebrating Kaendler, Meissen Porcelain Sculpture, Zum 300. Geburtstag Johann Joachim Kaendlers 1706-1775. Porzellanskulpturen aus Meissen, Taufkirchen, 2006, p. 29, Schindler was the personal Leibhusar of Graf Heinrich von Brühl. The author also reproduces a painting on p. 30 showing a Leibhusar standing between a court blackamoor and a Heiduck , writing that it was probably painted upon the festivities around the marriage of Princess Maria Josepha and the Dauphin of France in 1747. A further example of this was in the Edward James Collection, West Dean Park, sold at Christie's London, July 2, 1990, lot 42. A second, with coloring close to the present example, is in the Irwin Untermyer Collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, acc. no. 64. 101.130, illustrated by Yvonne Hackenbroch, Meissen and other Continental Porcelain Faience and Enamel in the Irwin Untermyer Collection, Cambridge, 1956, pl. 57, fig. 104.