A MEISSEN BOLOGNESE SPANIEL

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.

27 A MEISSEN FIGURE OF A BOLOGNESE SPANIEL, CIRCA 1743   Modelled by J. J. Kändler, free-standing, modelled seated, scratching under its chin with its hind leg, 19cm. high, restoration to right foreleg  Provenance: The Collection of Sir Gawaine and Lady Baillie; The Count Alcario Palmieri Collection, Christie's London, 28th March 1996, lot 7  £1200-1800

27 A MEISSEN FIGURE OF A BOLOGNESE SPANIEL, CIRCA 1743
Modelled by J. J. Kändler, free-standing, modelled seated, scratching under its chin with its hind leg, 19cm. high, restoration to right foreleg
Provenance: The Collection of Sir Gawaine and Lady Baillie; The Count Alcario Palmieri Collection, Christie’s London, 28th March 1996, lot 7
£1200-1800

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.

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