AN ASSEMBLED PAIR OF MEISSEN FIGURES OF HARLEQUIN AND COLUMBINE, CIRCA 1750
AN ASSEMBLED PAIR OF MEISSEN FIGURES OF HARLEQUIN AND COLUMBINE, CIRCA 1750
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Property from a Private Connecticut Collection

AN ASSEMBLED PAIR OF MEISSEN FIGURES OF HARLEQUIN AND COLUMBINE, CIRCA 1750

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD

Property from a Private Connecticut Collection

AN ASSEMBLED PAIR OF MEISSEN FIGURES OF HARLEQUIN AND COLUMBINE, CIRCA 1750

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

Property from a Private Connecticut Collection 

AN ASSEMBLED PAIR OF MEISSEN FIGURES OF HARLEQUIN AND COLUMBINE, CIRCA 1750


modeled by Johann Joachim Kändler, Harlequin playing a bagpipe and Columbine, a hurdy-gurdy, each seated on a rockwork and low mound base applied with flowerheads and leaves.

heights 5 ¾ in. and 5 ¼ in.

14.6 cm and 13.3 cm

Condition Report

Both figures are completely covered in old overspray. There is restoration to his hat, both hands, the ends of the pipe, to the bow and along his left thigh, to several of the applied leaves of the base. She has been broken through the waist and restored back. There is restoration to her hat, her left arm and the hurdy-gurdy, her shoes and the applied flowers and leaves. The end of her right sleeve is chipped away and there are some very minor nibble chips to the edges of both bases.


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

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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