31 March 2008
A GERMAN PORCELAIN GILT-METAL MOUNTED SNUFF-BOX MODELLED AS A TURK'S HEAD
POSSIBLY LATE 18TH CENTURY, UNDERGLAZE BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, PRESSNUMMER 42
The moustachioed Turk wearing a purple turban enriched with gilt stripes and moulded with a central green jewel, the hinged cover painted with in puce with soldiers in a landscape vignette, the underside with equestrian figures in a landscape (hairline crack to upper rim, slight wear)
2 7/8 in. (7.1 cm.) high
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Volkstedter Porzellan, 1760-1800, Thüringer Landesmuseum Heidecksburg, Rudolstadt, Exhibition Catalogue (1999), p. 119, pl. 115, where this is attributed to Volkstedt and dated 1775.
For a similar Kloster-Veilsdorf box modelled by Döll and dated 1765, see Ernst Kramer, 'Veilsdorfer Türken', Keramos, July October 1971, No. 53/54, p. 92, pl. 28.
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