A RARE MEISSEN FIGURE OF A DANCER, 'L'INDIFFÉRENT' THE PORCELAIN CIRCA 1740, THE DECORATION LATER
A RARE MEISSEN FIGURE OF A DANCER, 'L'INDIFFÉRENT' THE PORCELAIN CIRCA 1740, THE DECORATION LATER
A RARE MEISSEN FIGURE OF A DANCER, 'L'INDIFFÉRENT' THE PORCELAIN CIRCA 1740, THE DECORATION LATER
A RARE MEISSEN FIGURE OF A DANCER, 'L'INDIFFÉRENT' THE PORCELAIN CIRCA 1740, THE DECORATION LATER
A RARE MEISSEN FIGURE OF A DANCER, 'L'INDIFFÉRENT' THE PORCELAIN CIRCA 1740, THE DECORATION LATER
A RARE MEISSEN FIGURE OF A DANCER, 'L'INDIFFÉRENT' THE PORCELAIN CIRCA 1740, THE DECORATION LATER
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A RARE MEISSEN FIGURE OF A DANCER, 'L'INDIFFÉRENT' THE PORCELAIN CIRCA 1740, THE DECORATION LATER

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD

A RARE MEISSEN FIGURE OF A DANCER, 'L'INDIFFÉRENT' THE PORCELAIN CIRCA 1740, THE DECORATION LATER

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD

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Description

A RARE MEISSEN FIGURE OF A DANCER, 'L'INDIFFÉRENT' THE PORCELAIN CIRCA 1740, THE DECORATION LATER


modeled by Johann Joachim Kändler, in theatrical pose, wearing a black tricorn hat with two feathers, a yellow-lined red cloak draped over his right arm, a puce-tunic painted with dark puce flowers and gilt-frogging, green breeches with puce bows, with a dagger at his side.

Height: 7½ in.

19 cm


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Cataloguing

Provenance

Sotheby's London, March 12, 1968, lot 165

Angela Gräfin von Wallwitz, Munich, March 2006

Literature

von Wallwitz, 2006, pp. 48-53, cat. no. 5

Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 46, p. 258, illus.

Catalogue Note

This figure is listed in Kändler's Taxa or overtime work records between April 1st and the end of July 1738: 'Einen nach Watteauischen Kupfferstich geferttigeten Tänzer, mit einer Feder auf den Huth, auf der rechten Achßel hat er ein Mäntelgen hangen', [a dancer completed after a Watteauesque engraving, with a feather on his hat, he has a small cloak hanging on his right arm], Ulrich Pietsch, Die Arbeitsberichte des Meissener Porzellanmodelleurs Johann Joachim Kaendler, 1706-1775, Leipzig, 2002, p. 59.


A second example of this figure was in the Gustav and Charlotte von Klemperer Collection, Dresden, illustrated in the collection catalogue by Ludwig Schnorr von Carolsfeld, Porzellansammlung Gustav von Klemperer, Dresden, 1928, no. 558. This example was sold at Bonhams London, December 8, 2010, lot 42. At least two other figures have appeared at auction, one sold at Christie's London, March 1, 1993, lot 225; and another at Sotheby's London, June 5, 1951, lot 161. The latter example was acquired by Irwin Untermyer and was gifted to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, acc. no. 64.101.83. Sotheby’s Scientific Research department used non-invasive XRF for this lot to screen the green enamel for chromium, which was detected.

Selected Meissen and Other Ceramics from the Collection of Henry H. Arnhold
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