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    Sale 7554

    European Ceramics and Glass Including the Property of a Collector

    31 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 110

    A VOLKSTEDT DOCUMENTARY RECTANGULAR PLAQUE

    CIRCA 1775, THE REVERSE SIGNED AND INSCRIBED IN PUCE

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    A VOLKSTEDT DOCUMENTARY RECTANGULAR PLAQUE
    CIRCA 1775, THE REVERSE SIGNED AND INSCRIBED IN PUCE
    Painted by Johann Georg Wilhelm Greiner in purpurmaleri with a harbour scene of figures at various pursuits before an estuary, a fortified building and mountains in the distance, within an integral frame moulded with gilt bands and with pierced foliate scroll corners, the reverse cut and applied with four straps for suspension, the recesses signed Fecit : Senÿor Georg Wilhelm Greiner., the lower left part also inscribed Rõdo'llstadt: (corners and right hand side of frame restored, some rubbing and retouching to gilding)
    6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) x 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.)


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    In the 1770s the Volkstedt factory specialised in producing small well-painted wall plaques depicting local landscapes or portraits of the nobility. Johann Georg Wilhelm Greiner Senior, was Hofkommissar (Court Commissioner) of Rudolstadt and father to Johann Andreas Grenier, the court painter who also worked at the Volkstedt factory along with his brother, one of the technical assistants. Together the brothers were to later become owners of the Gera manufactory.

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    Provenance

    Carl Baer Collection, Mannheim
    Anon., sale Christie's Geneva, 10th November 1986, lot 41.


    Literature

    Volkstedter Porzellan, 1760-1800, Thüringer Landesmuseum Heidecksburg, Rudolstadt, Exhibition Catalogue (1999), p. 112, cat. no. 105.

    Siegried Ducret, Porzellan des 18. Jarhundrets (Zürich, 1971), pl. 62.

    Jürgen Sattler, 'Eine Volkstedter Ziertafel mit der Signatur des Johann Georg Wilhelm Greiner' Keramos, January 1989, No. 123, p. 41.