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    Sale 7430

    A Highly Important Private Collection of Meissen and Continental Porcelain

    11 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 138

    TWO FRANKENTHAL GROUPS OF DER KAUFMANN AND DIE KAUFMANNSFRAU

    THE FIRST CIRCA 1760, THE SECOND PERHAPS SLIGHTLY LATER, BLUE CROWNED CT MONOGRAM MARKS, HIS INCISED NO2 AND WITH INDISTINCT INSCRIPTION, HERS WITH LARGE INCISED H

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    TWO FRANKENTHAL GROUPS OF DER KAUFMANN AND DIE KAUFMANNSFRAU
    THE FIRST CIRCA 1760, THE SECOND PERHAPS SLIGHTLY LATER, BLUE CROWNED CT MONOGRAM MARKS, HIS INCISED No2 AND WITH INDISTINCT INSCRIPTION, HERS WITH LARGE INCISED H
    Each seated at tables and writing in ledgers, the merchant in a puce striped frock-coat and waistcoat, the table-top with a letter, sealing wax, a seal, candlestick and an inkwell, barrels and packages strewn at his feet, his wife wearing a lace cap and red flowered clothes, a ledger in her left hand, the table-top with similar writing implements, with bound packages, bottles and a carrying basket at her feet, both on grassy mound bases edged with gilt scrolls (majority of seal and candlesticks lacking, first group with chipping to foliage, second with basket handle lacking, slight chip to quill and edge of inkwell)
    5¾ in. (14.6 cm.) and 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high (2)


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    See Friedrich H. Hofmann, Frankenthaler Porzellan (Munich, 1911), Vol. I, pl. 65, nos. 281 and 282 for comparable figures, which he attributes to Johann Friedrich Lück. For a discussion of J.F. Lück, see W.B. Honey, European Ceramic Art (London, 1952), p. 247, where he argues that this attribution is doubtful. Another pair of these figures, formerly in the Max Hoffmann Collection, were sold in these Rooms on 21st November 2005, lot 159.

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