31 March 2008
A VOLKSTEDT TWO-HANDLED SHAPED OVAL TUREEN AND COVER
CIRCA 1770, UNDERGLAZE BLUE PITCHFORK MARK
Of spirally-moulded lobed form with pierced rocaille-moulded handles entwined with reptiles and outlined in puce, the body painted with loose bouquets and scattered sprigs and flower-sprays within alt Brandenstein ozier-moulded borders, the domed cover with a lemon finial (some slight retouching and flaking to enamels of finial, very minor chipping to rims and extremities of handles, minute flaking to enamels)
15 3/8 in. (39 cm.) wide
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See Volkstedter Porzellan, 1760-1800, Thüringer Landesmuseum Heidecksburg, Rudolstadt, Exhibition Catalogue (1999), cat. nos. 120 & 211 for a tureen of the same form.
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