Decorative Works of Art, Matthew Barton Ltd, 25 Blythe Road, London W14, December 9th, 2014
I thought I would draw your attention to this charming Meissen figure in Matthew Barton Ltd’s bi-annual auction at 25 Blythe Road.
It was modelled, circa 1743, by the famous J. J. Kändler and would originally have been one of a pair on a chimney piece. One would be scratching and the other sitting upright, both looking at the other. It was at one stage in the noted Meissen collection of Sir Gawaine and Lady Baillie the remainder of which was sold by Sotheby’s last year.