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Frankenthal Porcelain Leaf Dish with Carl Theodor Mark for 1776
Offered by RMJ Antiques
This unusual style of decoration influenced by contemporary textiles is more associated with the wares of the Nymphenburg factory at this period, but also sometimes on Frankenthal and Vienna pieces. -
In 1755 Karl Hannong established the Frankenthal Porcelain Factory (German: Porzellanmanufaktur Frankenthal) in Frankenthal in the Rhineland-Palatinate. The factory operated between 1755 and 1799. Hannong had been a manufacturer of faience porcelain in Strasbourg but when Louis XVI’s declared a state monopoly on porcelain in favour of the Sèvres factory and closed down all other factories, Hannong transferred his business to Frankenthal and took his Strasbourg workforce with him. In 1757 Hannong brought in more craftsmen from Meissen. Upon his death, the business was left to his sons. However, they quarrelled over the "arcanum" (the formula of the paste) to such an extent that their disagreements had a damaging effect on the business. By 1761 the brothers found it impossible to repay their debts and the factory was sold in 1762 to the Elector Carl Theodor in 1762 (hence the mark CT mark beneath the Electoral crown). The factory continued in production until the Napoleonic Wars brought an end to the business. Frankenthal was occupied in 1795 by the French, who declared the factory to be ‘French National Property’. After a period of limited production, the factory finally closed in 1800.
|Height||3.80 cm||(1.50 inches)|
|Width||21.90 cm||(8.62 inches)|
|Depth||19.20 cm||(7.56 inches)|