Lot 14
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A HÖCHST DAMM EARTHENWARE GROUP OF 'DER JAHRESZEITEN' MID 19TH CENTURY

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5,000 - 7,000 USD
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Description

  • height 14 1/2 in.
  • 37 cm
after a model by Johann Peter Melchior, with autumn as a couple with grapes, winter as a magic lantern carrier and a young boy, and spring as a young woman and boy holding flowers, all standing about a classical obelisk molded with cameos, and raised on a rockwork base, wheel mark in blue enamel. Some chips and restoration.

Catalogue Note

A group with a different central obelisk, but otherwise similar, is illustrated by Horst Reber, "Johann Peter Melchior in Höchst", Johann Peter Melchior 1747-1825, p. 66-67, no. 131.

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