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A PAIR OF FURSTENBURG PARCEL BISCUIT GREY FAUX-MARBLE GROUND VASES AND COVERS

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A PAIR OF FURSTENBURG PARCEL BISCUIT GREY FAUX-MARBLE GROUND VASES AND COVERS
CIRCA 1779, BLUE SCRIPT F MARKS

Of baluster form, each domed cover with gilt grape-cluster finial above the short straight neck moulded and gilt with fretwork, with heavy gilt swags suspended from gilt satyr mask handles and rings, a biscuit figure of Hercules, Omphale and Cupid at each corner of the shaped triangular base moulded and gilt with leaf tips (restorations to the figures)--15¼in. (40cm.) high (2)

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The present model was produced by the factory in a variety of finishes including biscuit figures with a faux-porphyry vase, painted figures with a white and gilt vase and the present version of biscuit figures with a faux marble vase. A white vase with biscuit figures is in the Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum, Braunschweig.

Cf. Christian Scherer, Das Fürstenberger Porzellan, Berlin, 1909, pp. 159, 161, abb. 125
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