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    Sale 7554

    European Ceramics and Glass Including the Property of a Collector

    31 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 238

    A VOLKSTEDT WHITE OVAL PORTRAIT MEDALLION

    CIRCA 1785-90

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    A VOLKSTEDT WHITE OVAL PORTRAIT MEDALLION
    CIRCA 1785-90
    Modelled by Franz Kotta in low-relief with a bust-length portrait of a gentleman in profile to the right, possibly Christian Nonne, his hair en queue, against a biscuit ground within a glazed integral reeded frame, the reverse and top edge cut with a pierced aperture for suspension
    7 1/8 in. (18 cm.) high


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    See Helmut Scherf, Thüringer Porzellan (Leipzig, 1980), p. 38 for a very similar plaque with the same sitter, identified as Christian Nonne. Nonne was a merchant from Erfurt who leased and managed the Volkstedt factory.

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    Provenance

    With Rüdigier, Munich.