Sotheby's Australia
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A large Meissen porcelain model, 'Count von Brühl's Tailor', after the original design by Johann Joachim Kaendler, German, second half 19th century

Estimate $8,000 – $10,000

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modelled as a lively tableau depicting a bespectacled gentleman seated in an ungainly manner astride a goat, elaborately attired in a brightly patterned coat and a tri-corn hat worn at a jaunty angle, the model adorned with a tailor's accoutrements, including an iron, a pair of scissors, a pin cushion and a ruler, incised '107', stamped '58' and underglaze blue crossed swords mark
43 cm high, 40 cm long

  • Lot Sold $15,000 (Hammer Price)
  • $18,300 (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)

Condition Report

One horn damaged and superficially repaired and one loop from the handle of the scissors has been restored. Losses to applied decoration behind the figure in places, including the pin cushion and fabric and ribbon in the figure's satchel. Loss to the tip of each of the figure's boots.

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