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    Sale 7683

    A Rococo Fantasy Treasures from a Bavarian Collection

    6 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 288

    A FRANKENTHAL ALLEGORICAL FIGURE OF A GENTLEMAN

    CIRCA 1775, UNDERGLAZE BLUE CROWNED CT MONOGRAM

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    A FRANKENTHAL ALLEGORICAL FIGURE OF A GENTLEMAN
    CIRCA 1775, UNDERGLAZE BLUE CROWNED CT MONOGRAM
    Modelled by K.G. Lück, standing holding up a flask and with a book under one arm, on a tree-stump mound base, minute chip to one corner of cape and one leaf on base
    5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) high


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    For a group from which the present figure is taken, see the white example illustrated by F.H. Hofmann, Frankenthaler Porzellan Münich, 1911, Vol. II, pl. 108, no. 448, where the author attributes this as an allegotry of theatrical arts, although it is more probable that the present figure is more likely an alchemist.

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