MEISSEN c.1728 – 1730. German Hard-Paste Porcelain

A Rare 18th Century Meissen Porcelain Cane-Handle Modelled by J.C.L. von Lücke in the Form of a Man’s Head with an Elaborately Decorated Floppy Cloth Cap Tilted to One Side to Reveal His Curly Hair


Very good, a very small amount of wear to the peak and the opposite point of the cap.
Length : 9 cm (3 1/2 inches)
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Johann Christian Ludgwig von Lücke (c.1703-1780) came from Poland and worked at Meissen as a model maker for nine months, from 1728 to 1729. He also carved ivory and was later a modeller at the Vienna Porcelain factory (1750-1751).

For an almost identical Meissen porcelain cane handle modelled by J.C.L. von Lücke see Continental Ceramics, Enamels, Snuff Boxes and Chelsea Toys, Sotheby's, London 11th April 1978, lot 334.
For a similar Qianlong period Chinese Export porcelain cane handle in the Meissen style see : Important Collection de la Compagnie des Indes et Porcelaine de la Chine, Sotheby's, Monte Carlo, 27th May 1980, lot 965.
For a further Chinese Export Porcelain can handle of this type see : Chinese Export Porcelain and Decorative Arts, Sotheby's, London,10th May 1988, lot 144.