Matthew Barton Ltd European Works of Art - Thursday 23rd May 2019
A MEISSEN GROUP OF A REARING STALLION AND MOORISH GROOM SECOND HALF 18TH CENTURY modelled by Johann
Joachim Kändler (1706-1775) the groom holding the horse by the reins and wearing a lilac tunic and plumed turban the trunk support and base applied with flowers and leaves underglaze blue crossed swords mark 26cm high some restoration The model is probably that listed by the Parisian marchand-mercier Lazare-Duvaux in June 1753 as ‘un cheval de porcelaine de Saxe avec une figure à côté’. A ‘Mohr mit Pferd’ is also mentioned in the ‘Konditorei’ of Count von Brühl the same year. Also see Ulrich Pietsch ‘Meißner Porzellanplastik von Gottlieb Kirchner und Johann Joachim Kaendler’ 2006 p.30 cat. No.26. For a 19th century version of the group that often accompanied this model see the preceding lot. 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.