Pair of Fürstenburg Parcel Biscuit Grey Faux-Marble Ground Vases and Covers

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Pair of Fürstenburg Parcel Biscuit Grey Faux-Marble Ground Vases and Covers

Pair of Fürstenburg Parcel Biscuit Grey Faux-Marble Ground Vases and Covers of baluster form, each domed cover with gilt grape-cluster finial above the short straight neck moulded and gilt with fretwork, with heavy gilt swags suspended from gilt satyr mask handles and rings, a biscuit figure of Hercules, Omphale and Cupid at each corner of the shaped triangular base moulded and gilt with leaf tips. 

Circa:  1779

Blue script F marks. Incised cross to one vase and impressed N to other.

Height:  15 ¼ ins (40 cm)

The present model was produced by the factory in a variety of finishes including biscuit figures with a faux-porphyry vase, painted figures with a white gilt vase and the present version of biscuit figures with a faux marble vase.  A white vase with biscuit figures is in the Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum, Braunschweig.

Cf.  Christian Scherer, Das Fürstenberger Porzellan, Berlin, 1909. pp 159, 161, abb. 125

STOCK NO. 1045

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