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12th Jul 2022
Pair of Meissen bouquetiere figures estimate 3500 4500

An important pair of J.J.Kandler Meissen bouquetière figures dating from around 1745 which were once part of the Jorg Nelte collection are among nearly 700 lots which make up Keys Auctioneers and Valuers’ three day Summer Fine Sale at the end of this month.

The two figures, a male in a turquoise hat, indianische blumen costume and yellow breeches and a companion female figure in a black scarf, lemon yellow bodice and puce cuffs, last came to auction at Christies in 1995.  They have a pre-sale estimate of £3,500-£4,500.

Another stunning piece of Meissen in the same sale is a rare yellow ground pouring cup with panels of figures painted by A.F.von Lowenfinck, formerly part of the collection of the late Sir Jeffery Tate.  It has a pre-sale estimate of £4,000-£5,000.

Also in the sale is an impressive 55cm high 19th century Meissen centrepiece with painted and moulded floral decoration, with four figures around the base emblematic of the seasons (estimate £1,000-£1,500)

Other ceramics highlights in the sale include:

  • A late Ming vase, of faceted decoration in blue and white (estimate £2,000-£3,000)
  • An 18th century Sevres coffee can and saucer, finely painted with a bird in a landscape by Jean-Armand Fallot, the saucer with similar decoration and gilding by Prevost (estimate £300-£400)
  • A Lowestoft porcelain guglet from around 1765, painted in blue and white with a three tiered pagoda and Chinese island scenes (estimate £800-£1,200)

Keys’ three day Summer Fine Sale, which incorporates the Summer East Anglian Art Sale, takes place from Wednesday 27th July to Friday 29th July at Keys’ Aylsham, Norfolk salerooms, and online at www.the-saleroom.com.  A full catalogue can be found at www.keysauctions.co.uk.