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European Works of Art - Thursday 23rd May 2019

A MEISSEN ‘CRIS DE PARIS’ SERIES FIGURE OF A FIFE AND DRUM PLAYER CIRCA 1760 modelled by J.J. Kändler

and/or P. Reinicke the young man leaning forwards his drum balanced on his left hip and his left hand holding the fife to his lips his drumstick in his right hand foliate applied moulded gilt-edged scrollwork base underglazed blue crossed swords mark impressed numeral 2 14cm high some restoration Examples of this figure whether after Bouchardon or Huet’s drawings are usually depicted in a hat; for another example of this hat-less version of the figure see Christie’s London 9 July 2001 lot 242. 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.


A MEISSEN ‘CRIS DE PARIS’ SERIES FIGURE OF A FIFE AND DRUM PLAYER CIRCA 1760 modelled by J.J. Kändler

and/or P. Reinicke the young man leaning forwards his drum balanced on his left hip and his left hand holding the fife to his lips his drumstick in his right hand foliate applied moulded gilt-edged scrollwork base underglazed blue crossed swords mark impressed numeral 2 14cm high some restoration Examples of this figure whether after Bouchardon or Huet’s drawings are usually depicted in a hat; for another example of this hat-less version of the figure see Christie’s London 9 July 2001 lot 242. 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.

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