An extremely rare Meissen model of a nodding pagoda (Wackelpagoda), circa 1745. Estimate £8,000 – 12,000 (€10,000 – 15,000). Photo Bonhams.
Seated against a purple cushion decorated with indianische Blumen on a gilt-edged, canted rectangular base, with folded hands, wearing a purple-lined, gilt-edged white tunic decorated with indianische Blumen, yellow trousers and purple shoes with gilt floral decoration, mounted with a nodding head and hinged tongue, delicately picked out in flesh tones 19cm high(some restoration)
Provenance: Private Collection, acquired in the 1960s;
Anon. sale in these Rooms, 8 December 2010, lot 74
Literature: Meissen | SO IL, exhibition catalogue (2011)
Exhibited: Amersfoort, Kunsthal Kade, Meissen | SO IL, 18th-century porcelain in contemporary architecture, 27 May-24 August 2011
Notes:Two examples of this model, with a differently modelled head, were in the C.H. Fischer Collection, Dresden, sold by J.M. Heberle, Cologne, 22-25 October 1906, lots 964 and 965. A related Chinaman on the same base and with the same collar and indianische Blumen on the cloak, but with fixed head is in the collection of the Hermitage, St. Petersburg (illustrated by L. Liackhova, The Myth of the Orient (2007), cat.no. 85).
Bonhams. THE HASSE COLLECTION OF GERMAN PORCELAIN, 8 Oct 2014 14:00 BST. LONDON, NEW BOND STREET