Würzburg Porcelain white group of two deer

Würzburg Porcelain white group of two deer

Circa 1775 – 1780
12.3 cm high, aprox. 12.5 cm across

A group of two stags standing by tree stumps on a rocky base with foliage.
The rare porcelain of Würzburg was produced for a short period by Johann Caspar Geyger under the privilege of the Prince-Bishop of Würzburg, Adam Friedrich von Seinsheim. The detailed moulding and finely extruded foliage is typical of this factory.

Other example Christie’s London, 15 October 1990, lot 85

Condition:
Losses to antlers and branches, no restoration

Literature:
Siegfried Ducret, Würzburger Porzellan, no 103, for a boar, the base with similar shredded clay and nos 104 ad 105 for a bear on a similar base; also a bear sold at Sotheby’s, 4 March 1986, lot 132 with similar problems of firing. The underside of the base is similar to pieces illustrated in Hans-Peter Trenschel, Würzburger Porzellan: Schätze Keramischer Kunst Aus Fränkischen Sammlungen, nos. 33 and 78

£3,600.00