Auction 79 Judaica from the Finkelstein Family Collection
Jun 21, 2021
 8 Ramban St, Jerusalem.
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LOT 35:

Porcelain Figurine – Russian Jew – Berlin, Late 19th Century

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Start price:
$ 4,000
Estimated price:
$7,000 - $9,000
Auction house commission: 25%
VAT: 17% On commission only

Porcelain Figurine – Russian Jew – Berlin, Late 19th Century
Russian Jew, porcelain figurine of a Jewish merchant and his money. Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur, Berlin, late 19th century (model by Wilhelm Christian Meyer, ca. 1770).
Painted porcelain; marked with red imperial orb over KPM and blue scepter; also marked "J, " "HI" and "514".
Figurine of a typical Jew, wearing a wide-brimmed green hat and a long green coat, holding a bag in one hand and a coin in the other, with packages at his feet.
The model for this figurine was designed by the artist Wilhelm Christian Meyer in ca. 1770 for Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, as part of a porcelain service which the king presented to Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia.
Height: 30 cm. Minute chip.
Reference: Erich Köllman, "Berliner Porzellan, 1763-1963." Braunschweig: Klinkhardt & Biermann, 1966. Vol. II, plate 90b.

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