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Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "Pair Frankenthal Salts"
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Look at what I found on the Online Galleries website!
The figures have been very cleverly sat atop the baskets, so the means by which to support the figures when in the kiln.
The girl is wearing a dress,apron decorated lightly with flowers.The boy wears a jacket lightly decorated with emblems in puce and orange breeches.She holds a flower sprig,he a flower stem.
The Sothebys example,see below, has the boy holding a small birdcage. Sothebys also reports floral interiors to the baskets, the pair offered are without this decoration)
The girl figure h 10.4 cm. x w 11.3 cm.
he boy figure h 10.8 cm. x w 11.2 cm.
Reference is made by Sothebys to a similar pair illustrated in H F Hofmann Frankenthaler Porzellan vol. 2 page 164 plates 638 & 639
Stylistically the modelling of the figures bear some similarities with the Lady with a Birdcage (C.950-1919) as displayed in the Victoria & Albert Museum, particularly as regards the shaping of the shoulders,the casting of the cuffs and the shaping of the faces. This creation of this figure is attributed to Johann Friedrich Lueck.
See also Lot 277 Bonhams European Ceramics Sale No. 21948 14 November 2014, where a single double salt was sold and where their attribution was to F C Linck.
See The Getty Museum where the girl double salts appears to have been made from the same mould as the pair offered. None of the basket handles are on this model.