Sale: 408 / Harry Beyer Collection, May 15. 2013 in Munich Lot 144

 

144
Höchst
Junger Mann mit Ichneumon
Porcelain
Estimate:
€ 200 / $ 226
Sold:
€ 188 / $ 212

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Junger Mann mit Ichneumon.
, white, glazed.
Height: 21,5 cm (8,4 in).
After a model by Johann Peter Melchior for the manufactory Höchst, around 1779.
Standing young man in long jacket. Right hand pointing direction. Left hand on closed cage on fascine cross. With ichneumon sitting on cage.
Bottom inscribed "299" (scratched) and blue wheelmark.
An ichneumon is a Hispanic African type of civet that was shown on fairs and carnivals in the 18th century, because of its exotic appearance.

LITERATURE: Cf. Hans-Peter Trenschel, Figuren der Steingutfabrik Damm, Würzburg 2001, pp. 198f., no. 152 (with illu., there in color earthenware with opened box and base variant.).
Cf. Thelen, Klaus (publisher), Johann Peter Melchior, 1747-1825. Bildhauer und Modellmeister in Höchst, Frankenthal und Nymphenburg, Gelsenkirchen 1997, p. 40, illu. 61 (there color variant).

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




144
Höchst
Junger Mann mit Ichneumon
Porcelain
Estimate:
€ 200 / $ 226
Sold:
€ 188 / $ 212

(incl. 25% surcharge)