A very rare Fürstenberg samovar, cover and stand, circa 1770
Lot 199
A very rare Fürstenberg samovar, cover and stand, circa 1770
£6,000 - 8,000
US$ 10,000 - 13,000
Lot Details
A very rare Fürstenberg samovar, cover and stand, circa 1770
The ovoid body applied with two pink- and gilt-edged rocaille handles with flower terminals, finely painted on the front and back with a flower spray and smaller sprigs to the sides, gilt foliate scrollwork border to the rim, mounted with a gilt-metal tap shaped as a bird on a shield with pierced floral border, the flared stand moulded with pink- and gilt-edged rocailles and scrollwork enclosing three pierced floral trellis panels and one aperture at the front, above a bearded mask on each side, applied with trailing flower terminals, the flared cover painted with flower sprigs and a similar gilt scrollwork border and surmounted by a rosebud finial, 36.5cm high, F in underglaze-blue to stand, incised C.f on the base, the samovar with impressed 1 (finial restuck to cover and restored rim chip to cover, minor chips) (3)


  • Provenance:
    E.A. Titgemeyer Collection, Osnabrück, acquired in 1970

    Other published examples include a similar samovar and stand in the Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum, published in Weißes Gold aus Fürstenberg (1989), no. 246; one formerly in the collection of the Berlin porcelain manufactory, published by Christian Scherer, Das Fürstenberger Porzellan (1909), ill. 101; one in a private collection published in Thomas Krueger (pub.), Sammellust (2010), p. 23, ill. 3; one with figural painting in the collection of the Kestner-Museum, Hannover, published by Schnorr von Carolsfeld/Köllmann, Porzellan, vol. I (1974), pl. 27; and one painted with classical medallions, circa 1775-80, in the Museum im Schloss of the Fürstenberg manufactory, published by Michael Unterberg, Frühes Fürstenberger Porzellan (2010), ill. 201.
  1. Nette Megens
    Specialist - European Ceramics
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