A KLOSTER VEILSDORF BUST

A KLOSTER VEILSDORF BUST OF THE EMPEROR JOSEF II (1741-1790)

 

Circa 1765-70

9.7 cm high

‘CV’ mark in blue

Josef II became Holy Roman Emperor in 1765 and is depicted here wearing the order of the Golden Fleece.

A number of busts were made at the Kloster Veilsdorf, mostly of the family of Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm Eugen von Sachsen-Hildburghausen, the founder of the Kloster Veilsdorf factory. Three, which are a similar scale, can be found at the Schloss Belvedere, Weimar.

 

Another two larger examples are part of the Pflueger Collection at the Museum of Fina Arts, Boston.

Condition:
Chip to front of base

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