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a höchst white porcelain figure of a river god
a höchst white porcelain figure of a river god

CIRCA 1770, UNDERGLAZE BLUE WHEEL MARK

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a höchst white porcelain figure of a river god
Circa 1770, underglaze blue wheel mark
After a model by Johann Peter Melchior, the scantily-draped bearded man reclining on rockwork, his left arm resting on a water barrel and his chin on his right fist while his legs are crossed, on an oval base
26 cm. (10 1/4 in.) wide

Lot Essay

Cf. K. Röder and M. Oppenheim, Das Höchster Porzellan auf der Jahrtausend-Ausstellung in Mainz 1925, Mainz 1930, nr. 337
catalogue, Höchster Porzellan des 18.Jahrhunderts aus Privatbesitz, Jahrhunderthalle Hoechst, 9 December 1984 - 9 January 1985, page 122

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