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Limbach Flutist Figurine

This is a superb figurine made by Limbach around 1780. The figure is larger than the others I have owned and the addition of the dog super cute! The piece is of a gentleman playing the flute with a dead tree stump with some branches still attached next to him, his hat by his feet and the little dog looking up to him. The piece is very well modeled and hand painted with lot of detail. The coloring simpler than some other makers but I think that makes it very elegant. Nice scroll work along the edge of the base highlighted with gilding. It is of two cherubs holding a garland of flowers. One is sitting on a rock the other leaning on a stump of a tree. The figurine is in great condition with the only issue being that the flute is mostly gone and that has left a chip to his mouth area whereit would have been attached and the pinky on his right hand is missing to top half. Firing crack to the underside only. Other than that the piece is in perfect condition. The figure is 6.75 inches tall, 4.25 inches wide and 3.25 inches deep. There is only an incised F on the udnerside but unmarked pieces are normal for this maker. There is an old museum ID on the underside as well. Please email me for more information or photos.

Price is $999
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