A group of Meissen monkey band figures, late 19th century. Photo Sotheby's 2014

after the 18th century models by Peter Reinicke and Johann Joachim Kändler, comprising: a conductor, two drummers and a drum bearer, a triangle player, a basoonist, a clarinetist, a flautist, a trumpeter, a hurdy-gurdy player, a bagpiper, a guitarist, a violinst, a cellist, a harpist, a harpsichord player seated astride a monkey and four singers, crossed swords marks in underglaze-blue. Together with a French porcelain music stand, crossed arrows mark in blue. 21 pieces. height of conductor 6 7/8 in. 17.5 cm. Lot 2. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD - Sold 28,125 USD

Sotheby's, 19th Century Furniture and Decorative Art, New York, 06 Jun 2014