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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MARIAN AND MICHAEL SABEE

A rare Meissen figure of Hercules supporting a celestial globe
circa 1760-65
Estimation
4 0006 000
Lot. Vendu 8,125 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MARIAN AND MICHAEL SABEE

A rare Meissen figure of Hercules supporting a celestial globe
circa 1760-65
Estimation
4 0006 000
Lot. Vendu 8,125 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A rare Meissen figure of Hercules supporting a celestial globe
circa 1760-65
modelled by Johann Joachim Kändler, the god wearing a lion skin and club as he struggles beneath the weight of the blue-starred globe, faint crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue. Firing cracks to base.
height 12 1/8 in.
30.8 cm
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Provenance

Sold, Sotheby's, London, February 5, 1974, lot 108

Description

A figure of this model was sold in these rooms, October 9, 1990, lot 301. The subject also exists with Hercules in crouching pose, an example of which was sold in these rooms, April 24, 1992, lot 45.

Important French Furniture & Decorations, European Ceramics and Carpets

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New York