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    "Babij" A Grès Figure of a Chimpanzee, circa 1903
    Marks: inscribed monogram and title
    8-1/8 inches (20.5 cm) high

    Glerum, Amsterdam, Furniture and Decorative Arts, June 19-20, 2005, lot 335.

    Cf. H.P. Bremmer, Moderne Kunstwerken, Amsterdam, 1903, no. 9, p. 69;
    Wendingen, no. 5/6, 1929, p. 10;
    A.M. Hammacher, Mendes da Costa, de Geestelijke Boodschap der Beeldhouwkunst, Rotterdam, 1941, pp. 31 and 72, ill. 14;
    Singer Museum, exh. cat., Leven in een Verzameling: Toegepaste Kunst 1890-1940 uit de Collectie Meentwijck, Waanders, 2000, p. 33, fig. 33;
    M. Simon Thomas, ed., Nederlandse Art Nouveau en Art Deco Keramiek, 1880-1940, Collectie Boymans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 2001, p. 219, for similar examples of this model.

    Condition Report*: Restorations, the figure with small restorations to the left foot and the side of the left hand and the wrist and thumb of the right hand (small chips filled, colored, and sprayed). A few minor firing cracks and firing irregularities, a few very small glaze damages to the base rim at the back. The base entirely restored, broken into several pieces, glued, colored, and sprayed.
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    December, 2009
    10th Thursday
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