Meissen Figure of a Ballad Singer from the Saxon Court

— c.1755
£3250

A Meissen figure of a ballad singer from the Saxon Court, wearing a pink coat over a gilt-edged yellow waistcoat embellished with flowers and lilac breeches, a black tricorn hat under his arm, holding a sheet of music in his left hand, on a gilt-edged scroll work base with applied leaves and flowers. Blue crossed swords to an unglazed base.

Dimensions
13.3cm high.

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History

Another example is illustrated in Patricia Brattig (ed.), Meissen Barockes Porzellan (2010), no. 38.

Provenance:
The Hasse Collection, sold Bonhams 8 October 2014.