Frankenthal Porcelain: An older man & a younger woman in animated discussion
Frankenthal Porcelain: An older man & a younger woman in animated discussion
Frankenthal Porcelain: An older man & a younger woman in animated discussion
Frankenthal Porcelain: An older man & a younger woman in animated discussion
Frankenthal Porcelain: An older man & a younger woman in animated discussion
Frankenthal Porcelain: An older man & a younger woman in animated discussion
Frankenthal Porcelain: An older man & a younger woman in animated discussion
Frankenthal Porcelain: An older man & a younger woman in animated discussion
Frankenthal Porcelain: An older man & a younger woman in animated discussion
Frankenthal Porcelain: An older man & a younger woman in animated discussion
Frankenthal Porcelain: An older man & a younger woman in animated discussion

HERR KARL GOTTLIEB LUECK (worked 1760-1775)

Frankenthal Porcelain: An older man & a younger woman in animated discussion

c. 1770 Germany

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This depiction of two people in hardpaste porcelain from the Frankenthal porcelain manufactory is by Karl Gottlieb Lueck, a principal modeller at the German factory.

The subject matter is quite unusual. The people appear from the rather plain dress to not be from the nobility, rather country people. Perhaps it is a girl speaking with her father or a younger girl with an older man.

For the same model see V&A accession code C.987-1919

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Her arm about his shoulders, his arm around her waist. Looking at the modelling of the two arms and the appropriate creasing to the clothing displays the work of a master modeller and this is seen further in the realistic treatment in depiction of the wearing of the clothing. From a technical view, Lueck has just had the two sleeves meet at one point so that the arms would remain in the same position both prior to and after firing.

There is an anxious look in the man's face whilst the girl appears to be imploring. Certainly, the very fine modelling to each face captures well the moment.

The two figures are held in place by the visible bole for the man whilst the woman is placed on a concealed bole and it is this which supports both the figure and her dress particularly during firing.

Perhaps the model by Lueck of a nobleman and his wife quarreling (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York accession no.: 1974.28.133)is similar in sentiment to this group.
Some chipping to the fingers, some restoration to the man's hat,a hip to the tail of the man's coat, the ribbons to the girl's blouse chipped away, some restoration to the man's right hand.
Bought by a British industrialist during the inter-war years from either Christie's or Sotheby's
A similar porcelain group by K G Lueck is displayed in the Reserve collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum.C.987-1919
Dimensions
Height 15.50 cm (6.10 inches)
Width 12.30 cm (4.84 inches)
Depth 7.20 cm (2.83 inches)
Medium
Polychrome enamels on hardpaste porcelain.
Signed/Inscribed
F and z incised in script into the base, Carl Theodor initials and coronet surmounting the mark of Frankenthal, two marks in gilding presumably workmen's marks
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