A MEISSEN WHITE MODEL OF A COTTAGE CIRCA 1745
the building with a thatched slanted roof and four windows, a figure at the partly opened door, upon a small mound base applied with crisply modeled leaves and trailing vines, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue.
Height: 5⅜ in.
The right hand corner of the roof of the window above the door is restored. The two front corners of the chimney stack are restored. Typical small losses and restorations to the applied flowers and leaves on the base. Firing crack to the front edge of the roof and the back of the base.
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.
Michele Beiny, New York, January 2005
Cassidy-Geiger, New York, 2008, no. 61, p. 276, illus.
Miniature models of buildings were meant to be displayed on the Dessert table and were produced in a variety of forms from townhouses to churches. The 1753 inventory of the Count Brühl included 95 such models including 15 Bauernhäuser [farmhouses], 5 Scheunen [barns] and 3 Taubenhauser [pigeon houses], Melitta Kunze-Köllensperger, Idylle in Porzellan, Kostbare Tischdekoration aus Meissen, Leipzig, 1996, where the author illustrates two enameled examples of this model, p. 34, no. 18.