Volkstedt German Figurine, Quality Late 19th Century, Japanese Lady For Sale
Quality late 19th century Volkstedt German
figurine, Japanese ladyholding a sphere and a bowl, made in Germany,
Volkstedt late 19th century, 213 gr, 167 mm high, chips of two
fingers of the left hand. Please
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Volkstedt porcelainFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaLeda and the Swan, Volkstedt porcelain,c1785 (Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin)
Volkstedt porcelain manufacturysited inRudolstadt,Thuringia, Germany, was theearliest porcelain manufactory in Thuringia.It is still in business asAelteste Volkstedter Porzellanmanufaktur, the "Oldest Volkstedt Porcelain Manufactory", which is integrated into the VEB Vereinigte Zierporzellanwerke Lichte, which in turn forms part of theKombinat Feinkeramik Kahla.
The factory had its origins in an official request made 8 September 1760 by the porcelain makerGeorg Heinrich Macheleid(1723-1801). Macheleid had long worked in the glass manufactory atGlücksthaland had gained the arcana of porcelain-making by his own researches, apparently independent ofEhrenfried Walther von TschirnhausandJohann Friedrich Böttger, the ceramists atMeissen. He wished to open a privileged porcelain factory, making truehard-paste porcelain, intended to be sited inSitzendorf.In 1762 the privilege was granted byJohann Friederich, Fürst von Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, a great patron of the arts and music, specifying that the manufactory was to be set up near his princely court ofSchwarzburg-Rudolstadt, under his personal direction.
Volkstedt gained a reputation for its finely painted and carefully modeled porcelain figures that it holds for collectors today.
In 1797Ernest Constantine, Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal, acquired the porcelain manufactory in Volkstedt, which he sold two years later. Following the reunification of Germany, in 2006/07 the factory buildings were restored to their 18th-century appearance and opened to the public.
During the 19th century the manufactory attracted subsidiary and rival workshops in Rudolstadt: they included Beyer & Bock, Karl Ens, Kämmer & Kramer, Ernst Bohne Söhne, Műller & Hammer.
Marks, in underglaze blue, include the ubiquitouscrowned Nadopted fromCapodimonteby many manufactories,closed crownandR(Rudostadt) withcrossed swords(adopted fromMeissen) or1762.
^Wilhelm Stieda,Die anfänge der porzellanfabrikation auf dem Thüringerwalde1902:ch.IV:30-43, working from archival material in Rudolstadt, some of which he reproduces.
^Lange, P and U. Koch, "Porcelain from Volkstedt for 225 Years",Silikatttechnik38.5 (1987)
^Irma Hoyt Reed, "The European Hard-Paste Porcelain Manufacture of the Eighteenth Century"The Journal of Modern History,8.3 September 1936.
Jürgen Sattler: "Die älteste Volkstedter Porzellanfabrik A. G. und das ehemalige „Porzellan-Palais“ in Leipzig", inKeramos112, 1986: 55-62