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Lot 82: Porcelain Manufactory Höchst, 5 Figures of the Turk Chapel
December 2, 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Porcelain, polychrome and gold painted
Germany, 2nd half of 20th century
Höchst Porcelain Manufactory, established in 1746
Model: Johann Peter Melchior (1747-1825) - German sculptor and leading modeler in the porcelain manufactories Höchst, Frankenthal and Nymphenburg
Each base bottom with underglaze blue wheel and word mark 'HÖCHST', painted model numbers
Five making music boys of the so called Turk chapel consisting of two violinists, a cellist, a flute player and an hornblower
All musicians oriental vested with turban, bloomers and yellow scarf, on a naturalistic painted meadow base
Height: each c. 18 cm
The figures are in very good condition.
Höchst Porcelain Manufactory (est. 1746)
The Höchst Porcelain Manufactory was founded in 1746. It is the second oldest company after the Meissen manufactory in Germany and was under the privilege of the Elector of Mainz, Johann Carl von Ostein. Johann Heinrich Maas was the manager of the company, and Laurentius Russinger was the leading modeler. In 1766, Johann Peter Melchior became the model master of the manufactory. From 1792, the factory was shut down in consequence of the French Revolutionary Wars and the occupation of Mainz. In 1796 followed the official closure. In 1947, the company was re-established with a manufacturing plant in Frankfurt-Sossenheim. In 1965, the production was re-established a second time, establishing a production plant in Frankfurt Unterliederbach. Starting in 1977, the headquarters was located at the Dalberger house in Frankfurt-Höchst. Since 1996, the production has been located in the new Porzellanhof am Park in Frankfurt-Höchst, which is the new headquarters since 2002. (kre)
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