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Architecture

  • Object:

    Figure

  • Place of origin:

    Kelsterbach (made)

  • Date:

    1761-1764 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Vogelmann, Carl (modeller)
    Kelsterbach porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain painted in colours and gilded

  • Museum number:

    C.20-1937

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Figure in hard-paste porcelain painted in colours and gilded of Architecture. Figure of a putto stands with his right foot thrown forward and raising his left hand to his head. He grasps a sapling in his right hand, which springs from between his feet. A pair of compasses, a plumb-line and rulers are tucked inside a red belt round his waist which holds a wrap dotted with purple rosettes over his right thigh. On his head is a laurel wreath and a castle. Oval base with rococo scrolled edges, painted green on top, and purple and gilt at the sides.

Place of Origin

Kelsterbach (made)

Date

1761-1764 (made)

Artist/maker

Vogelmann, Carl (modeller)
Kelsterbach porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain painted in colours and gilded

Dimensions

Height: 11.4 cm

Object history note

Architecture from a series of the Liberal Arts.

Descriptive line

Figure in hard-paste porcelain painted in colours and gilded of Architecture, modelled by C. Vogelmann, Kelsterbach porcelain factory, Kelsterbach, 1761-1764.

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

Alexa-Beatrice Christ, 'Vogelmann & reliquis: Kelsterbacher Figuren aus international Sammlungen', Darmstadt, 2011, pl. 3

Materials

Hard paste porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Castle; Plumb line; Rulers; Scrolls; Compasses; Putto; Wreath; Architecture; Rosettes

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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