A MEISSEN GROUP OF PANTALONE AND COLUMBINE CIRCA 1741-45
modeled by Johann Joachim Kändler, Columbine seated holding a mask in her right hand, wearing a puce-lined blue-pink cloak and pale-yellow bodice, with a skirt painted with indianische Blumen and Pantalone wearing a black skullcap cloak, red jerkin, breeches and stockings, on a small flower-encrusted base, traces of crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue.
Height: 6¼ in.
Firing related hair crack across underside of base under Pantaloon. Tip of her left shoe restored. Very minor chips and losses and restoration to applied flowers and leaves.
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.
Newman & Newman, London, 1962
Angela Gräfin von Wallwitz, Munich, March 2006
Siemen, 1995, pp. 1-40, fig. 19
von Wallwitz, 2006, pp. 90-3, cat. no. 14
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 50, p. 262, illus.