AN ASSEMBLED PAIR OF MEISSEN CRINOLINE FIGURES OF 'THE THROWN KISS' CIRCA 1737
AN ASSEMBLED PAIR OF MEISSEN CRINOLINE FIGURES OF 'THE THROWN KISS' CIRCA 1737
AN ASSEMBLED PAIR OF MEISSEN CRINOLINE FIGURES OF 'THE THROWN KISS' CIRCA 1737
AN ASSEMBLED PAIR OF MEISSEN CRINOLINE FIGURES OF 'THE THROWN KISS' CIRCA 1737
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AN ASSEMBLED PAIR OF MEISSEN CRINOLINE FIGURES OF 'THE THROWN KISS' CIRCA 1737

Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD

AN ASSEMBLED PAIR OF MEISSEN CRINOLINE FIGURES OF 'THE THROWN KISS' CIRCA 1737

Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD

Lot Sold:37,500USD

Lot Details

Description

PROPERTY FROM THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ACQUISITIONS FUND


AN ASSEMBLED PAIR OF MEISSEN CRINOLINE FIGURES OF 'THE THROWN KISS'

CIRCA 1737


modeled by Johann Joachim Kändler, the gallant with his right hand blowing a kiss to his sweetheart holding a fan and bending toward her admirer, crossed swords marks in underglaze-blue

heights 5¾ and 5⅞ in.

14.6 cm and 14.9 cm

Condition Report

The male figure's right forefinger and pinkie are restored. There is a very short firing-related crack to the right bottom edge of her skirt and a very short fine haircrack to the opposite side of her skirt. Otherwise in good condition.


Sotheby's Scientific Research department used noninvasive XRF for this lot to screen the green enamel for chromium, which was not detected.


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

Provenance

The Lesley and Emma Sheafer Collection, Bequest of Emma A. Sheafer, 1973

Literature

Yvonne Hackenbroch and James Parker, TheLesley and Emma Sheafer Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1975, fig. 4.

Catalogue Note

This Kusshand-Gruppe was modeled from the engraving 'Le Baiser Rendu' by Pierre Filloeul after the painting by Jean-Baptiste Joseph Pater (1695-1736). Rainer Rückert, Meissener Porzellan, pl. 203, nos. 855 and 856, who illustrates a pair of figures of these models, cites on p. 166 the entry in Kändler's taxa for December 1736: 'Noch eine neue Figur aufs Waaren Lager gefertiget, in einer adriene, wie sie einen Fächer in Händen hält, und eine Mannes-Person im Schlaf-Belze sauber gebutzet kömmt, ihr in Ohr zu reden' [Modeled another figure for stock in a petticoat, holding a fan in her hands, and a man in a dressing gown, freshly groomed, whispering in her ear.]


Similar pairs are illustrated in Karl Berling, Das Meissner Porzellan und Seine Geschichte, p. 66, fig. 73; Stephan Bursche, Meissn Steinzug und Porzellan des 18. Jahrhunderts, Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin, p. 34, nos. 302 and 303; K. Butler, Meissner Porzellanplastik des 18. Jahrhunderts, the Hermitage catalogue, nos. 8 and 9; Yvonne Hackenbroch, Meissen and Other Continental Porcelain, Faïence and Enamel in the Irwin Untermyer Collection, color pl. 20, fig. 27, which is the pair from the collection of Armand Esders, sold at the Hôtel Drouot on June 20, 1941, lot 191, pl. XVIII; and Friedrich H. Hofmann, Das Porzellan, color pl. XI. A pair of similar figures from the Jack and Belle Linsky Collection was sold at Sotheby Parke-Bernet, May 21, 1985, lot 46. 


Sotheby's Scientific Research department used noninvasive XRF for this lot to screen the green enamel for chromium, which was not detected.

Style: Silver, Ceramics, Furniture
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