An extremely rare figurine made by Wegely (predecessor of KPM) around 1755. It is of a cherub playing the hurdy gurdy (Drehleier). The modeling is superb for such an early figurine and the paste is already pretty good as well. The head, hands and base are a give away for his figurines. The detail of it is superb and being left in the white only brings it out better.
The figurine is in great condition with some superb restoration to the pinky on his right hand, a chip to the end of the hurdy gurdy, a chip to the tip of his hat and the left wing. An amazingly rare piece which displays superbly! The piece is 3.875 inches tall, 2 inches deep and 2.5 inches wide.It is marked on the back of the base with an under glaze blue W mark as well as with the impressed numbers 1 over 90 over 6 underneath. If you like my goodies have a look at my other auctions for a lot more top maker pieces like Nymphenburg, Vienna and so on.
Photos are part of the description - if you need others just let me know exactly what you are looking for and I'll take care of it speedily! Please do not send me questions on items other than my own! This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Sculptures & Figurines".The seller is "kpmisbetter" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.