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  • Real Tennis Porcelain Figure Germany Circa 1820


    This figure of an elegant young nobleman ready to play Real Tennis was made of German (Saxony) hard-paste porcelain circa 1820. Real Tennis, a favorite pastime of King Henry The Eighth of England, is also known as the Sport of Kings* The young man holds his racquet in his right hand, looking out at the imagined court. In his left hand, he holds a ball, which he is about to drop to start play. His costume is elaborate. It includes a feathered hat and a cape.

    Dimensions: 6.25″ tall x 2.75″ in diameter

    Condition: Excellent with a small firing flaw with original glaze in it on the bottom edge (see close-up image #7)

  • Two Pairs of Antique Le Nove Porcelain Statues


    Provenance: The Metropolitan Museum in New York has a similar Le Nove Porcelain pair of courting figures in its collection. Accession Number: 06.381. Factory: Le Nove manufactory. Date: circa 1810.
    This exceptional pair of two antique porcelain figure groups of courting couples made with the grey-tinted porcelain for which the Le Nove factory was famous from the mid-18th century through the early 19th century.
    In each figure group the man extends an arm for the woman. She looks lovingly at him as he smiles back at her.

    Dimensions of the figures: 6.75 inches tall x 3.5 inches wide x 3.25 inches deep

    Condition: Excellent

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