27 June 2005
A GERMAN FAYENCE SILVER-GILT-MOUNTED ENGHALSKRUG AND COVER
CIRCA 1720, THE CONTEMPORARY AUGSBURG MOUNTS BY ELIAS ADAM
Painted in the Seuter workshop with the Paschal Lamb within a flowering foliage cartouche tied with a blue ribbon, flanked by birds perched on branches of fruiting trees with exposed roots, the neck with a vine woven around a staff flanked by tulips and flower-sprays, the loop handle with pendant puce husks, the domed cover with a band of shells and scrolls about a central medallion with a basket of fruit, the hinge with a shell and scroll thumbpiece, the flared foot mounted with a band chased with stiff-leaves (broken through base of neck and restuck, with small associated losses, restored rim chip with short associated crack, base of handle cracked with small loss filled, hole in body on cartouche crudely filled)
6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) high overall
Otto and Magdalena Blohm Collection
Their daughter, Beatrice Blohm von Rumohr.
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Similar motifs are found on several Seuter pieces illustrated by Siegfried Ducret, Meissener Porzellan bemalt in Augsburg (Brunswick, 1972), Vol. II, nos. 1-8.
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