Lot 1550 - A192 The Müller-Frei Collection - Tuesday, 16. June 2020, 02.00 PM

AN IMPORTANT MEISSEN GROUP OF LOVERS WITH A BIRD CAGE

Circa 1736. The model by Johann Joachim Kändler.
Underglaze blue swords mark.
H 12.7 cm.

Restorations to the arms and legs, and to the hem of the lady's dress.

Provenance:
- Collection Baron Maurice de Rothschild, Geneva.
- Auction Christie's London, The Property of a Noted European Collector Part I, 28. 03. 1977, Lot No. 123.

This group belongs to the most important "hoop skirt-" or "crinoline groups" in Meissen, it is the earliest of its kind designed by Kändler.

Comparative items in public and private collections:
Porcelain Collection, Dresden (Royal Saxon Collections); Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (Untermyer Collection);
Museum of Applied Arts, Berlin (formerly Hermine Feist Collection); Bernese Historical Museum, Berne (Kocher Collection); Villa Fioridiana, Naples;
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris; The Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, USA (Morgan Collection); Hermitage, Saint Petersburg;
Auction Sotheby's London, 25.06.1963, Lot No. 17 (formerly René Fribourg Collection); Historisches Museum Basel, Haus Kirschgarten (Pauls-Eisenbeiss Collection); Auction Christie's, 21.02.2005, Lot No. 47 (Swiss private collection).

CHF 40 000 / 60 000

€ 37 380 / 56 070

Sold for CHF 116 200 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.