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A FÜRSTENBERG RECTANGULAR PLAQUE
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A FÜRSTENBERG RECTANGULAR PLAQUE

CIRCA 1765, BLUE F MARK

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A FÜRSTENBERG RECTANGULAR PLAQUE
CIRCA 1765, BLUE F MARK
The centre finely painted by Johann Heinrich Eisenträger with a harbour scene and a distant city on the left, the foreground with a fishing boat with the sails partially lowered and nets over the side, a small rowing boat behind with five figures, one throwing a rope over the ship's helm, the foreground with a post tangled with a cord suspending a lobster pot, the top surmounted by a barrel, within a gilt frame moulded with elaborate pierced rocaille corners, the reverse with two pierced slots for suspension (chipping to upper corners with re-touching to gilding, minute areas of wear)
6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) x 8 in. (20.2 cm.)
Literature
Siegfried Ducret, Fürstenberger Porzellan (Brunswick, 1965), Vol. II, p. 29, fig 1.
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Lot Essay

The scene on this plaque is derived from the fourth engraving of Six differentes Vues d'après Nature by Franz Edmund Weirotter. For an illustration of this engraving, see Ducret ibid., p. 29, fig 2.

For a discussion of Fürstenberg plaques, see Manfred Meinz, 'Die Tableaus der Fürstenberger Porzellan-Manufaktur', Keramos, No. 162, 1998, pp. 15-70. Another plaque with a pastoral scene from the Gustav von Gerhardt Collection, Budapest, was sold by Lepke, Berlin, on 8th November 1911, lot 321.
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