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    Sale 7554

    European Ceramics and Glass Including the Property of a Collector

    31 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 240

    A VOLKSTEDT WHITE OVAL PORTRAIT MEDALLION

    CIRCA 1785-90

    Price Realised  

    A VOLKSTEDT WHITE OVAL PORTRAIT MEDALLION
    CIRCA 1785-90
    Modelled by Franz Kotta in low-relief with a bust-length portrait of Johann Joachim Bellermann in profile to the left, wearing his hair en queue, within an integral reeded frame, the top edge and reverse cut with a pierced aperture for suspension
    8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) high


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    See Michael Newman, Die deutschen Porzellan-Manufakturen im 18. Jahrhundert (Brunswick, 1977), Vol. II, p. 239, fig. 143 for a very similar plaque with the same sitter. Johann Joachim Bellermann (1745-1824) was a Professor of Philosophy and Theology at the University of Erfurt, and later became Professor of Theology at the University of Berlin. He was step brother to Rosina Nonne.

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    Provenance

    Anon., sale Metz Heidelberg, 21st March 1992, lot 39.


    Literature

    Volkstedter Porzellan, 1760-1800, Thüringer Landesmuseum Heidecksburg, Rudolstadt, Exhibition Catalogue (1999), p. 104, cat. no. 96.