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
Losses to antlers and branches, no restoration
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