Sale: 408 / Harry Beyer Collection, May 15. 2013 in Munich Lot 143

 

143
Höchst
Maurer
Porcelain
Estimate:
€ 200 / $ 204
Sold:
€ 125 / $ 127

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Maurer.
, white, glazed.
Height: 14,2 cm (5,5 in).
After a model by Johann Peter Melchior for the manufactory Höchst, around 1770.
Masom with haggard face, bent over, erecting a wall. In his right hand a brick trowel, a stone in his left hand. Further typical attributes such as goniometer and water-level on the ground.
Bottom inscribed "St" (scratched) and blue wheel mark.
Counterpart of shoemaker's figure. Mason and shoemaker are among the few people that Melchior depicted as adults. (Cf. Patricia Stahl, Höchster Porzellan 1746-1796, Frankfurt/Main 1994, p. 270, no. 6.10.14., there variant decorated in many colors).

LITERATURE: Cf. Klaus Thelen, Johann Peter Melchior 1747-1825, Gelsenkirchen 1997, p. 81, illu. 168 (there color variant).

Called up: ca. 15.11 h +/- 20 min.




143
Höchst
Maurer
Porcelain
Estimate:
€ 200 / $ 204
Sold:
€ 125 / $ 127

(incl. 25% surcharge)