Würzburg Porcelain white group of two deer
Circa 1775 – 1780
Height – 12.50cm | Depth – 12.50cm
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 Seinshaeim. The detailed moulding and finely extruded foliage is typical of this factory.
Approx. 12.5cm. across
12.3 cm. high
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