27 June 2005
A FÜRSTENBERG SMALL HAUTE ECOLE TUREEN, COVER AND STAND
CIRCA 1765, BLUE F MARK TO STAND, TUREEN INCISED SP N2
Each of lobed oval form, the tureen with two shell handles enriched in gilding, each side of the tureen and cover painted with two figures training a horse around fences and posts in a river landscape, one figure mounted, the other with a whip and a long rope attached to the bridle, the similar scene on the stand with an addtional horse secured between two posts, within gilt interlocking foliate scroll borders suspending swags of foliage, the domed cover with a pink rose finial (slight chipping to underside edge of handles, rose finial stem lacking, slight wear to gilding, areas of wear to enamels of stand)
The stand 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) wide
According to Schmidt, reputedly a gift from Göttingen University to a 'Master of the Horses', von Holleufer
Otto and Magdalena Blohm Collection
Their daughter, Beatrice Blohm von Rumohr.
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Robert Schmidt, Early European Porcelain as Collected by Otto Blohm (Munich, 1953), pp. 166-7, no. 242.
This kind of haute école decoration does not appear to be recorded in the literature of Fürstenberg, or indeed of any German porcelain manufactory in the 18th Century.
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