A PAIR OF MEISSEN FIGURES OF GARDENERS AND A BOWL MOUNTED IN GILT-BRONZE AS A POT POURRI, THE PORCELAIN, MID-18TH CENTURY, THE MOUNTS, PROBABLY 19TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF MEISSEN FIGURES OF GARDENERS AND A BOWL MOUNTED IN GILT-BRONZE AS A POT POURRI, THE PORCELAIN, MID-18TH CENTURY, THE MOUNTS, PROBABLY 19TH CENTURY
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Property from the Estate of Susan S. Dillon

A PAIR OF MEISSEN FIGURES OF GARDENERS AND A BOWL MOUNTED IN GILT-BRONZE AS A POT POURRI, THE PORCELAIN, MID-18TH CENTURY, THE MOUNTS, PROBABLY 19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 USD

Property from the Estate of Susan S. Dillon

A PAIR OF MEISSEN FIGURES OF GARDENERS AND A BOWL MOUNTED IN GILT-BRONZE AS A POT POURRI, THE PORCELAIN, MID-18TH CENTURY, THE MOUNTS, PROBABLY 19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 USD

Lot Sold:1,875USD

Lot Details

Description

Property from the Estate of Susan S. Dillon

A PAIR OF MEISSEN FIGURES OF GARDENERS AND A BOWL MOUNTED IN GILT-BRONZE AS A POT POURRI, THE PORCELAIN, MID-18TH CENTURY, THE MOUNTS, PROBABLY 19TH CENTURY


each modeled as a young boy, one wearing a puce, blue and yellow hat and costume, holding a rake and the other wearing a yellow, blue and white costume, holding a staff and bearing on his back a pannier of flowers, each on gilt-edged scroll-molded mound base flanking an oval bowl molded with basketwork and reserved with four quatrefoil panels painted with Watteau figures, mounted with a pierced gilt-bronze cover and resting on a gilt-bronze tree affixed with porcelain blossoms, all on a shaped rectangular gilt-bronze base with melon and leaf feet with green tôle peinte branches.

width 10 in.; height 8 ¼ in.

25.3 cm; 21 cm

Condition Report

Left figure with head re-stuck at neck, rake he holds restored. Right figure with top of rod lacking.

Some chips to applied flowers.

Some parts of applied elements on bronze base lacking.


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.

Cataloguing

Catalogue Note

A similar gilt-bronze mounted model with a Meissen porcelain bowl adapted as a pot pourri, supported on a model of an elephant, is in the Musée Cognacq-Jay, Paris.


Sotheby’s Scientific Research department used non-invasive XRF for this lot to screen the green enamel for chromium, which was not detected.

STYLE: Furniture, Silver, Ceramics
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