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lot 261

Pair of Turks with confectionary bowls as table decoration
counterparts. Turk sitting on a rock in a long yellow coat over a flowery patterned
shirt and purple trousers with a feather-crowned
turban. Holding a large mussel shell in both hands. The counterpart is a seated Turkish woman with a white coat over a flower-patterned
dress. Polychrome painting. Unw.
rest.; Entw. Johann Joachim Kaendler. Sword mark.
H. Six and a half inches.
The courtly society of the 18th century liked to surround itself with oriental elements. They found rich inspiration for this in the so-called "Turkish Chamber" in the Dresden Residence Palace, the most extensive collection of Turkish objects.
Cf. Walcha, Figs. 117-118.
A pair of figures with bowls as centre pieces. Insignificant restoration. Crossed swords mark.
Meissen. About 1748.