31 March 2008
A FRANKENTHAL FIGURE OF A PUTTO
CIRCA 1756-59, UNDERGLAZE BLUE LION RAMPANT MARK TO REVERSE, INCISED PH 3
Modelled by J.W. Lanz, leaning forward before a tree-stump, about to bowl a ball in his right hand, on an shaped oval scroll-moulded base edged in puce and gilt (left hand restored, slight chipping to green leaves and edge of footrim)
4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm.) high
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This figure appears to be part of a sporting series. See Friedrich H. Hofmann, Frankenthaler Porzellan (Munich, 1911), pl. 5, nos. 16 and 17 for a similar putto bowling a ball and a putto with skittles.
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