01-14-2012 01-14-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2579B Boston
January 14, 2012 10:00 AMCalender

Thirteen Assembled Meissen and Meissen-type Porcelain Monkey Band Figures

Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2579B Location: Boston Date / Time: January 14, 2012 10:00AM


Thirteen Assembled Meissen and Meissen-type Porcelain Monkey Band Figures, Dresden, 18th to 20th century, comprising a conductor, two bagpipers, two hurdy-gurdy players, three flautists, a figure with two drums slung over his shoulders, another drummer, contrabass player, guitarist and singer, each with crossed swords mark, ht. to 6 15/16 in.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Conductor: Right hand with scroll off but present and one thumb broken.
Bagpiper in blue coat: Break to left hand and repairs to right arm, bagpipe, and left foot. Chip to brim of hat.
Bagpiper with green coat: Loss to bagpipe.
Hurdy-gurdy player in blue dress: loss to hurdy-gurdy, repair to left arm, repairs and loss to bonnet.
Hurdy-gurdy player in pink dress: loss to hurdy-gurdy, repairs to right arm, chips to right toes.
Flautist in navy coat: lacking flute, repair to left wrist, loss to left toe.
Flautist in purple coat: lacking flute, repairs to face and left wrist, loss to right thumb, chip to left cuff, and loss to left toe.
Flautist in blue coat: repairs to flute, hands, and left toes.
Figure with drums over his shoulders: repair to plume, drum on right shoulder, repaired break around waist, chip to right toe.
Drummer: plume off but present, lacking right hand, repairs to arms and mouth, break to drum strap.
Contrabass player: lacking bow, chip to right toe.
Guitarist: repair to hat, guitar, and right hand.
Singer: lacking left forarm, repairs to right arm and sheet music, lacking left foot.

All with loss to enamel and gilt, glaze flakes, and minor chips. This lot comes with two unattached hands and a finger.


Flautist, conductor, Dresden, drummer , contrabass player, guitarist and singer, Bagpiper, Hurdy-gurdy player, Drummer, Contrabass player, Guitarist, Singer