• The Decorative Arts Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2827

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    22 - 23 September 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 29

    A German fayence butter-tub and cover

    THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY, MARKED HL ABOVE 14 ON THE BASE AND HL ON THE COVER

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A German fayence butter-tub and cover
    Third quarter 18th Century, marked HL above 14 on the base and HL on the cover
    Modelled as a tortoise, with head protruding forwards from underneath the moulded domed shell decorated with yellow and white spots on a manganese red ground, minor glaze frits
    16 cm. long


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    For a related Schrezheim example in the Museum für Kunsthandwerk, Frankfurt, see Margrit Bauer, Europäische Fayencen (Frankfurt, 1977), p. 166, no. 316, and for related Höchst examples see Horst Reber, Die Kurmainzische Porzellan-Manufaktur Höchst (Munich, 1986), Vol. II, pp. 70-71, figs. 49-52.

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