A BERLIN BLUE AND WHITE FAIENCE FIGURE OF A CHINAMAN, Gerhard Wolbeer’s Factory
A BERLIN BLUE AND WHITE FAIENCE FIGURE OF A CHINAMAN, Gerhard Wolbeer’s Factory
A BERLIN BLUE AND WHITE FAIENCE FIGURE OF A CHINAMAN, Gerhard Wolbeer’s Factory

BERLIN FAIENCE Also known as GERHARD WOLBEER (founded 1678)

A BERLIN BLUE AND WHITE FAIENCE FIGURE OF A CHINAMAN, Gerhard Wolbeer’s Factory

c. 1700 to 1720 Germany

Offered by E & H Manners

£3,200 gbp
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Seated with right hand raised, supported on his conically spreading robe covered with flower sprays.
A faience factory was established in Berlin in 1678 on the orders of the Elector of Brandenburg, Frederick I. It was established under the guidance if Dutch potters who imported the technology from Delft.

A series of standing Chinese figures is quite well known, this model is rare. A figure of a lady, possibly a pendant to this group from the Märkisches Museum , Berlin, is illustrated in ‘Barock-Fayencen, Kurmäkische Manufacturen’, (1994), fig. 57.
Two similar figures are illustrated by Otto von Falke, Altberliner Fayencen, 1923, pl. 15b.

Chips around edge of base.
Dimensions
Height 23.50 cm (9.25 inches)
Width 16.20 cm (6.38 inches)
Stock Code
4907
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