Meissen Porcelain Figure of the Squire of Alsatia, circa 1754

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Meissen porcelain figure of The Squire of Alsatia, street traders of London. Model by J.J. Kaendler and P. Reinicke, circa 1754.
Sword-mark in blue on the plinth, scratch-mark “9” under the plinth.
Measures: Height: 14.4 cm, diameter: 8.3 cm.

Based on engravings by Pierce Tempest after Marcellus Laroon the Elder (London 1711).
The squire of Alsatia: Overlord or Godfather of a thieves and miscreants area of London, named after Alsace which had been a troublesome area of Europe. Alsatia was in the Whitefriars district of London, near fleet street, and had retained privileges derived from being a converted sanctuary until 1697. It was the haunt of debtors and lawbreakers.
Comment: Yvonne Adams, Meissen Figures 1730-1775 The Kaendler Years, Schiffer Publishing Ltd, USA 2001, page 44.
 

Details

  • Of the Period
    Rococo
  • Place of Origin
    Germany
  • Date of Manufacture
    1754
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    5.67 in. H
    14 cm H
  • Diameter
    8.3
  • Seller Location
    Paris, France
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU233836645583
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