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  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1751-1754 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lanz, Johann Wilhelm (modelled by)
    Strasbourg porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mr Arthur Hurst

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case Y, shelf 2

Place of Origin

France (made)


ca. 1751-1754 (made)


Lanz, Johann Wilhelm (modelled by)
Strasbourg porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

Marks and inscriptions

'PH' and '6' impressed

Descriptive line

Hard-paste porcelain figure of Asia, painted in enamels and gilt, made in France, about 1751-1754, Strasbourg porcelain factory

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

For the later Frankenthal version, see Barbara Beaucamp-Markowsky, Frankenthaler Porzellan, Vol. I: Die Plastik (Munich, 2008), cat. 65

Production Note

Acquired as Strasbourg or Frankenthal c. 1755. According to a note in the register there are companion figures attributed to Strasbourg in the Musée des Arts decoratifs, Strasbourg. The 'PH' mark (for Paul Hannong) is an acknowledged mark for Strasbourg and Frankenthal, where the factory later moved.
From a set of the Continents modelled by Johann Wilhelm Lanz for the Strasbourg factory, ca. 1750/51-1754. Lanz later repeated the group at Frankenthal ca. 1760.



Subjects depicted

Camel; Personification


Ceramics; Porcelain; Figures & Decorative ceramics


Ceramics Collection

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