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Early Frankenthal Figurine

This is a very early figure made by Frankenthal in about 1756. He is one of the cherub in diguise pieces though I am a bit at a loss as to what he is supposed to represent and I could not find this model anywhere. A very nicely modeled figurine of a cherub standing on a typical base for this maker and period highlighted with some puce and gold trim. The cherub is wearing a little cap like a yarmulke on top of his head, has those two odd pieces of cloth around his neck which along with the black robe I would associate with a lawyer or barrister at the time but why take it off and wear a muff which would normally represent winter in a four seasons set - which is why I am a bit lost on this one. Still a very nice figurine! The piece is in good conditin but alas has lost his wings which is pretty common on these pieces that are over 250 year old now. One of the gold scrolls on the front base is a bit rough but it looks like it is original to the piece. One small chip to the robe in the back as shown. The figure is 4.125 inches tall, 1.75 inches wide and 1.5 inches deep. Marked with the impressed letters PH with the number 3 on the udnerside of the base and the under glaze blue rampant lion mark on the back of the base as shown. Please email me for more information or other pictures.

Price is $599
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