Pair Frankenthal Salts
Pair Frankenthal Salts
Pair Frankenthal Salts
Pair Frankenthal Salts
Pair Frankenthal Salts
Pair Frankenthal Salts
Pair Frankenthal Salts
Pair Frankenthal Salts
Pair Frankenthal Salts
Pair Frankenthal Salts


Pair Frankenthal Salts

1776 Germany

Offered by RMJ Antiques

£2,995 gbp
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A very rare pair of Frankenthal figural salts.

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.

The boy has restorations where it appears the left arm was broken at the elbow,some restoration to each leg,restoration to the baskets and the front right basket handle is missing and the rear one has been repaired, a flower stem in the left hand is missing.Some minor fritting of florets to each model.The girl is without apparent restoration.
The inter-war collection of a prominent businessman.
See Sothebys Lot 40 European Ceramics Glass Silver and Vertu Sale 19 April 2007 for similar pair. Sothebys dates this example to c.1765.

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.

Enamels and gilding on hardpaste porcelain
Crowned Carl Theodor Monogram 1776 in underglaze blue.
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