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.
Provenance: Sotheby's London, April 21, 1964, lot 104
Max Hoffmann Collection, Basel
Christie's London, November 21, 2005, lot 76
E. & H. Manners, London.
Literature: Cassidy-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