Matthew Barton Ltd European Works of Art - Thursday 23rd May 2019
A MEISSEN ‘CRIS DE PARIS’ SERIES FIGURE OF A VEGETABLE SELLER CIRCA 1755 modelled by Peter Reinicke
(1715-1768) standing with a basket of green vegetables under her left arm a knife strapped to her right hip on a gilt-edged scroll moulded base underglaze blue crossed swords mark to rear of base impressed numeral ‘5’ 14cm 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 is illustrated in Martin Eberle ‘Cris de Paris-Meissener Porzellanfiguren des 18.Jahrhunderts’ Leipzig 2001 No.37. 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.