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Lot No. 1061


A Rare Miner Figure from the Series of Miner Figures after Engravings by Christoph Weigel, Nuremberg 1721,


porcelain, miner playing the lute and singing, wearing a black miner’s hat with gilt trimmings and symbols of the miners’ guild, grey jacket with gilt buttons, white hoses and stockings with black kneepads and shoes with gold buckle and brown leather covers, stone base with coloured painted décor, earth, suggesting silver and gold mines, height 20 cm, restoration to lute end
Meissen, blue crossed swords mark on unglazed base, second half of the 19th century, model no. 1342, former no. 144, painter no. 4, model by Johann Joachim Kändler and Peter Reinicke c. 1750 (Ru)

Lit.:
Fabian, Meißner Porzellan mit Bergmannsmotiven im 18. Jh., ill. pp. 20, 24, 41; Johann Joachim Kändler created miner figures, such as the present ones, as idealised personifications. At the court of Augustus III, such miner figures decorated the banquet table on the occasion of public feasts and, during the 18th century, were exclusively produced on order by the Saxon court. Lit.: Cat. Klemperer Collection 2020, ill. 46; Lit.: Bergmann 1–3000, pp. 172–174, cat. no. 1368, 1370, 1371, 1373;

Specialist: Ursula Rohringer Ursula Rohringer
+43-1-515 60-382

ursula.rohringer@dorotheum.at

05.11.2020 - 16:00

Estimate:
EUR 1,200.- to EUR 2,000.-

A Rare Miner Figure from the Series of Miner Figures after Engravings by Christoph Weigel, Nuremberg 1721,


porcelain, miner playing the lute and singing, wearing a black miner’s hat with gilt trimmings and symbols of the miners’ guild, grey jacket with gilt buttons, white hoses and stockings with black kneepads and shoes with gold buckle and brown leather covers, stone base with coloured painted décor, earth, suggesting silver and gold mines, height 20 cm, restoration to lute end
Meissen, blue crossed swords mark on unglazed base, second half of the 19th century, model no. 1342, former no. 144, painter no. 4, model by Johann Joachim Kändler and Peter Reinicke c. 1750 (Ru)

Lit.:
Fabian, Meißner Porzellan mit Bergmannsmotiven im 18. Jh., ill. pp. 20, 24, 41; Johann Joachim Kändler created miner figures, such as the present ones, as idealised personifications. At the court of Augustus III, such miner figures decorated the banquet table on the occasion of public feasts and, during the 18th century, were exclusively produced on order by the Saxon court. Lit.: Cat. Klemperer Collection 2020, ill. 46; Lit.: Bergmann 1–3000, pp. 172–174, cat. no. 1368, 1370, 1371, 1373;

Specialist: Ursula Rohringer Ursula Rohringer
+43-1-515 60-382

ursula.rohringer@dorotheum.at


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Auction: Works of Art
Date: 05.11.2020 - 16:00
Location: Vienna | Palais Dorotheum
Exhibition: 29.10. - 05.11.2020