31 March 2008
A VOLKSTEDT WHITE OVAL PORTRAIT MEDALLION
Modelled by Franz Kotta in low-relief with a bust-length portrait of a gentleman in profile to the right, possibly Christian Nonne, his hair en queue, against a biscuit ground within a glazed integral reeded frame, the reverse and top edge cut with a pierced aperture for suspension
7 1/8 in. (18 cm.) high
With Rüdigier, Munich.
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See Helmut Scherf, Thüringer Porzellan (Leipzig, 1980), p. 38 for a very similar plaque with the same sitter, identified as Christian Nonne. Nonne was a merchant from Erfurt who leased and managed the Volkstedt factory.
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