A rare Meissen group "La cage", depicting Scaramouche and Columbine with a birdcage beside a flowering shrub.

A rare Meissen group "La cage", depicting Scaramouche and Columbine with a birdcage beside a flowering shrub.

Unglazed, unmarked underside. In very good condition with minimal chips to the leaves and flowers. H 17.5 cm.
Ca. 1740 / 41, modelled by Johann Joachim Kaendler.

The figural group “La Cage” once belonged to the Hamburg collector and patron Emma Budge (1852 - 1937).
In autumn 2014, Lempertz were able to reach a just a fair solution together with the consignor and the estate of Emma Budge according to the Washington Principles.

Provenance

The figural group “La Cage” once belonged to the Hamburg collector and patron Emma Budge (1852 – 1937).
Her collection of choice porcelain, paintings and sculptures was known well over the borders of Hamburg. Although Mrs Budge originally planned to donate her collection to the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, she later changed her mind and her testament due to fear of reprisal. In 1937, her estate managers felt themselves compelled to sell the collection. The pieces were sold without limit by Graupe in Berlin in the largest dissolution of a collection conducted during the Third Reich.
In autumn 2014, Lempertz were able to reach a just a fair solution together with the consignor and the estate of Emma Budge according to the Washington Principles.

Lot 663 Dα

Estimate:
24.000 € - 30.000 €

Result:
34.720 €