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A Frankenthal figure of Pantalone, circa 1756-59
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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A Frankenthal figure of Pantalone, circa 1756-59
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

A Tale of Two Cities: Venice and Dresden Two Private Collections

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A Frankenthal figure of Pantalone, circa 1756-59
modelled by Johann Wilhelm Lanz, standing in a theatrical pose with his right arm raised and left arm holding back his black cloak, wearing a deep red skull cap, tunic and breeches, a dagger suspended from his black belt, on a scroll moulded base picked out in puce and gilding, rampant lion mark in underglaze-blue, impressed PH and incised 3,
 
16.5cm., 6 1/2 in. high
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Provenance

With Röbbig, Munich (paper label to base);
sold Sotheby's London, 5th June 1990, lot 303

Catalogue Note

The figure of Pantalone was one from the larger scale series of Italian Comedy figures made at the Frankenthal factory and modelled by J.W. Lanz. Thirteen Comedy players are illustrated by F.H. Hofmann, Frankenthaler Porzellan, 1911, Vol. I, pl. 15 and 16. The differing sizes of these figures perhaps indicates that two series were made.

Pantalone was modelled after the Meissen original by Peter Reinicke from the Duke of Weissenfels series, which was itself based on François Joullain's engraving after Jacques Callot, Habit de Pantalon Ancien, published in Luigi Riccoboni's Histoire du Théâtre Italien in 1728.       

An example from the Alex Leiser, Berlin collection of Frankenthal porcelain was sold by Herman Ball, Berlin, 26-27th February 1932, lot 519. Further examples are represented in museums, Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, Mannheim, published Barbara Beaucamp-Markowsky, Frankenthaler Porzellan. Die Plastik, 2008, pp. 222-223 and Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, published Herman Jedding, Europäisches Porzellan1971, no. 275.

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