Neapolitan Melchior, King of Persia, in Royal Robes on Horse 9000/12,000

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23" (58 cm.) seated. 20"w. horse. Polychromed terra cotta shoulderhead portraying young slender-faced man with deeply-sculpted brown hair and trimmed brown chin beard, enamel eyes, tow-wrapped posable armature body, carved wooden arms and legs, carved and painted brown open-toed boots, wearing original royal costume comprising silk striped harem pants, green silk fitted tunic, paper-lined burgundy silk jacket, lined golden silk cape with tasseled collar, padded draped turban with pearl beading, sash, "jeweled" necklace, and seated on black painted terra cotta horse with enamel eyes, deeply-sculpted brown mane and tail, with red velvet saddle over fringed and metallic-thread embroidered saddle blanket, cast metal stirrups and harness trim, on wooden base. Excellent condition. Neapolitan, mid-1700s, portraying Melchior, King of Persia, bearer of gifts in the traditional Magi scene. Wonderfully-detailed and rare figure with exceptional detail of horse modeled and decorations.

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This item is part of The Doll as Theatre, Session One
 Saturday, Dec 5, 2020 | 11:00 AM  Eastern
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Neapolitan Melchior, King of Persia, in Royal Robes on Horse 9000/12,000
Neapolitan Melchior, King of Persia, in Royal Robes on Horse 9000/12,000
Lot number: 11
Seller: Theriault's
Event: The Doll as Theatre, Session One
Ends: Saturday, December 5 | 11:00 AM  Eastern

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