Lot 323. A pair of Meissen seated chinoiserie figures, circa 1740. Height: 7 1/8 in. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.

probably modeled by Johann Joachim Kändler, seated cross-legged, wearing puce-lined oriental costume painted with  indianische Blumen, jeweled hats  and yellow shoes, each holding a fan with a parrot perched on his right knee and on her left arm, upon stepped square bases with chamfered corners.

ProvenanceSotheby's London, April 21, 1964, lot 104
Max Hoffmann Collection, Basel
Christie's London, November 21, 2005, lot 76
E. & H. Manners, London.

Exhibited: Musée Ariana, Geneva, April 29 1999 - September 27 1999, bearing label

LiteratureCassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 56a-b, p. 268, illus.

Sotheby's. Selected Meissen and Other Ceramics from the Collection of Henry H. Arnhold, 24 Oct 2019