P107B - PAIR OF MEISSEN FIGURES OF BEGGAR MUSICIANS
Circa 1735-40, Crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue
The model by J. J. Kändler
Each modeled seated, a hurdy gurdy on their lap, she with a baby in a basket at her side
4 9/16 in. and 5 in. high
Cleo M. and G. Ryland Scott Jr., Antique Porcelain Digest, Newport, England, 1961, pp. 144-145, figs. 2 and 3.
2. MEISSEN. BEGGAR WOMAN PLAYING HURDY GURDY OR BALALAIKA. Modeled by Kandler. C. 1735. 4-9/16" h., 3-1/2” w. (Possibly pre Kandler).
3. MEISSEN. BEGGAR MAN PLAYING HURDY GURDY OR BALALAIKA. Modeled by Kandler. Blue crossed swords mark on unglazed bottom. c. 1735. 5" h., 3-1/2" w. (Possibly pre Kandler).
On display in the Scott-Allen Collection at The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia from 1976 until 1996