A PAIR OF MEISSEN SEATED CHINOISERIE FIGURES CIRCA 1740
probably modeled by Johann Joachim Kändler, seated cross-legged, wearing puce-lined oriental costume painted with indianische Blumen, jeweled hats and yellow shoes, each holding a fan with a parrot perched on his right knee and on her left arm, upon stepped square bases with chamfered corners.
Height: 7⅛ in.
Female figure - parrot's beak restored, tiny restored chip to edge of hat, left index finger restored, lower part of fan stem restored, tip of nose and tip of foot restored
Male figure - stem and finial of fan restored, left arm restored back on at the shoulder, thumb and index finger and little figure of left hand restored, parrot's beak restored.
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Sotheby's London, April 21, 1964, lot 104
Max Hoffmann Collection, Basel
Christie's London, November 21, 2005, lot 76
E. & H. Manners, London
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 56a-b, p. 268, illus.
Musée Ariana, Geneva, April 29 1999 - September 27 1999, bearing label