Matthew Barton Ltd European Works of Art - Thursday 23rd May 2019
A MEISSEN FIGURE OF A SPANIEL LATE 18TH CENTURY the black and white animal modelled seated with open
mouth on a yellow cushion painted with scattered flowers with puce and gilt tassels to the corners underglaze blue crossed swords mark 25cm high A figure of a spaniel was modelled in October-November 1734 for the Japanese Palace and attributed to Kändler see Ulrich Pietsch ‘Die figürliche Meißner Porzellanplastik von Gottlieb Kirchner und Johann Joachim Kaendler: Bestandskatalog der Porzellansammlung Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden’ Munich 2006 pp.305-306. For other examples of this model see The Collection of Sir Gawaine & Lady Baillie Sotheby’s London 1 May 2013 lot 215 and one from the Eugenia Woodward Hitt Collection Christie’s New York 31 March 2016 lot 1295. 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.