Two Frankenthal allegorical groups emblematic of 'Autumn' and 'Winter', circa 1765

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Two Frankenthal allegorical groups emblematic of 'Autumn' and 'Winter', circa 1765

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Two Frankenthal allegorical groups emblematic of 'Autumn' and 'Winter', circa 1765
Modelled by Johann Wilhlem Lanz, each with an elaborate pierced, gilt-edged rococo scrollwork base embellished with purple trellis panels and modelled with appropriate attributes of the season, 'Autumn' with five putti holding grapes, vines and fruit, 'Winter' with four putti, some with fur-lined robes, around a frost-encrusted tree, 24cm and 25cm high, crowned CT monogram, AB and 6, and crowned CT monogram and B, in underglaze-blue, 'Autumn' with F.28 in puce, 'Winter' with incised H2 (some restoration and minor damage) (2)

Footnotes

  • From the series of allegories of the seasons modelled by J.W. Lanz around 1756-57, and listed in the manufactory's 1760 Brussels price list: "Grupes diant les quatre saisons de cinq figures" for a price of 96 livres. In 1777, the individual groups were listed at 18 Gulden (B. Beaucamp-Markowsky, Frankenthaler Porzellan, vol. 1 (2008), no. 59).
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