London, South Kensington
8 December 2005
TWO FÜRSTENBERG FIGURES OF PUTTI EMBLEMATIC OF SIGHT AND SOUND
CIRCA 1770, INCISED LB AND 3 MARKS TO BOTH, ONE IMPRESSED 3
From a set of the Five Senses modelled by J.C. Rombrich, each scantily draped and holding an attribute, Sound with a pocket-watch to his ear, Sight holding a telescope to his eye, the first standing next to a jardinière with one knee on a scroll support, the other before a tree stump on a scroll-moulded base applied with flowers (Sound with old restoration to his waist, chipping to the pocket-watch strap and to edge of base, Sight with restoration to end of telescope and left little finger, right hand damaged and repaired, one flower to base restuck, perhaps a replacement)
The largest 5¼ in. (13.5 cm.) high (2)
Konsul Dr. Alphons Wiederkehr
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Siegfried Ducret, Fürstenberger Porzellan (Brunswick, 1965), Vol. III, fig. 116.
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