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    Sale 7554

    European Ceramics and Glass Including the Property of a Collector

    31 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 88

    A FRANKENTHAL LARGE GROUP OF 'L'AGREABLE LECON' OR 'DER FLOTENUNTERRICHT'

    CIRCA 1759, BLUE RAMPANT LION MARK, INCISED JH.Z.7

    Price Realised  

    A FRANKENTHAL LARGE GROUP OF 'L'AGREABLE LECON' OR 'DER FLOTENUNTERRICHT'
    CIRCA 1759, BLUE RAMPANT LION MARK, INCISED JH.Z.7
    Modelled by Johann Friedrich Lück, with a young man in a black-edged pale-orange and puce-scale jacket and breeches, seated beside an overturned basket of flowers and teaching a shepherdess to play the flute, she in black hat and apron, white blouse tied with puce ribbons, blue flowered overskirt and puce underskirt and seated on a grassy mound, a recumbent goat at their feet, all within an elaborate pierced rococo-scroll arbour enriched in gilding, on a green mound base applied with foliage and with scroll-moulded white and gilt edges (minor restoration to his hat, basket, horn of goat, flower and foliage, scrolls, flute, end of her crook and ribbons, disguised extending firing crack to base behind goat)
    13 in. (33 cm.) high


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    This group was inspired by Boucher's 1748 painting L'agréable leçon, and may have been taken from the engraving after Boucher by René Gaillard, see Ducret, Keramik und Graphik (Brunswick, 1973), p. 147, pl. 214, or by Jacques-Philippe le Bas of Paris (see Gisela Zick, 'D'Après Boucher - Die "Vallée de Montmorency" und die europäische Porzellanplastik', Keramos, 1965, no. 29, pl. 16, fig. 26.

    A group of this model is illustrated by Friedrich H. Hoffmann, Frankenthaler Porzellan (Munich 1911), Vol. I, pl. 35, no. 156 and Ludwig Schnorr von Carolsfeldt, Porzellan der Europäischen Fabriken des 18. Jahrhunderts (Berlin, 1916), pl. 327, pl. 190.

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    Provenance

    Von Pannwitz (II) Collection
    The Aurora Trust, sale Sotheby's, 24th May 1966, lot 72
    Mrs. H. Graves Terwilliger, sale Sotheby's New York, 22nd-24th April, 1982, lot 130.


    Literature

    A.B. Allen, 'The H. Graves Terwilliger Collection of Frankenthal porcelain', The Magazine Antiques, October 1976, Vol. CX, no. 4, p. 786, col. pl. II.


    Exhibited

    Washington D.C., The Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of History and Technology, 1975-1981, no. 35.