A Meissen figure of a Chinaman with a monkey, mid 18th century. Estimate £6,000 – 8,000 (€7,700 – 10,000). Photo Bonhams.
Modelled by J.F. Eberlein, seated on a tasselled, yellow cushion and feeding a monkey on his right knee with a fruit in his left hand, wearing a yellow hat and floral robes, on a stepped, shaped plinth, 15.8cm high, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue
Notes: The Taxa price list from December 1735 states: ‘Ein Pagott mit einem Affen von Thon bossiert’ [a pagoda with a monkey modelled in clay]; see Dr. Erika Pauls-Eisenbeiss, German Porcelain of the 18th century, Volume I (1972), p.76.
Bonhams. THE HASSE COLLECTION OF GERMAN PORCELAIN, 8 Oct 2014 14:00 BST. LONDON, NEW BOND STREET