Matthew Barton Ltd European Works of Art - Thursday 23rd May 2019
A MEISSEN ‘CRIS DE PARIS’ SERIES FIGURE OF A CARP SELLER THIRD QUARTER EIGHTEENTH CENTURY modelled
by Peter Reinicke (1715-1768) with hands on hips her fish on a tray attached to her waist holding a basket in one hand wearing a white apron pink jacket and green skirt on a gilt-edged scroll moulded base underglaze blue crossed swords mark to rear of base underglaze blue crossed swords mark 13cm high some restoration Modelled by Reinicke after the 1753 drawings by Christophe Huet (1700-1759) for ‘Cris de Paris’ figures the drawings still held by the Meissen archive. Another example together with Huet’s drawing is illustrated in Martin Eberle ‘Cris de Paris-Meissener Porzellanfiguren des 18.Jahrhunderts’ Leipzig 2001 No.39. Provenance: Meissen Figures from the Barlow Collection the collection started by Sir Thomas Dalmahoy Barlow GBE (1883-1964) banker and industrialist also known as an art collector and historian; added to by his son Basil Stephen Barlow (1918-1991); thence by family descent.