A rare Meissen porcelain figure of a shepherdess with a lute

A rare Meissen porcelain figure of a shepherdess with a lute

Seated beneath a tree on an unusually large gilt rocaille base. Incised D:7: to the unglazed underside. Several restorations, some over firing cracks. H 29.5 cm
Ca. 1760, the model probably by Friedrich Elias Meyer, 1757.

Provenance

The Pauls Collection, Riehen

Literature

Illustrated in the catalogue of the Pauls Collection (Frankfurt 1967, vol. I, p. 472) with the annotation: "The existence of another such group has not been found. Perhaps therefore this figure was a one-off piece for Friedrich II von Preussen, given to him during his occupation of the Meissen factory in the Seven-Year´s-War."

Lot 1058

Estimate:
12.000 € - 13.000 €

Result:
14.880 €