5 May 2004
A Höchst porcelain white group of 'der Kupferstichhändler'
CIRCA 1770, MARKED WITH AN UNDERGLAZE BLUE SIX SPOKED WHEEL, INCISED N 45.i.R
Modelled by J.P. Melchior after an engraving by Caylus (1738), inspired by Etudes prises dans le bas Peuple ou les Cris de Paris by Bouchardon, depicting a copper engraving-seller seated on a rockwork outcrop, a young boy and a seated young girl looking at the prints, on shaped grassy rockwork base
18 cm. high
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Cf. M. Oppenheim, Johann Peter Melchior als Modellmeister in Höchst, Frankfurt am Main, 1957, p.74, ill. 46.
P. Stahl, Höchster Porzellan 1746-1796, Frankfurt am Main, 1994, p. 266, ill. 6.10.4.
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