31 March 2008
A FÜRSTENBERG OVIFORM TWO-HANDLED VASE AND COVER
CIRCA 1770, IMPRESSED NO 1 TO BASE, UNDERGLAZE BLUE F TO UPPER RIM OF VASE
Each side painted with rustic figures before thatched cottages and farm buildings in wooded river landscapes, divided by acanthus scroll-moulded handles enriched in gilding, the domed cover with vignettes of farm workers in fields below a pink rose bud finial, within gilt line rims (finial and cover restored with associated areas of gilding retouched, slight flaking to gilt lines, minute surface scratching)
12 5/8 in. (32.7 cm.) high
With Elfriede Langeloh, Weinheim.
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