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Pair of trompe L’oeil cabbage head terrines

Strasbourg faience
Period of Paul Hannong, c. 1750
Modelled by Johann Wilhelm Lanz
Ø 33,7 and 36,8 cm
Height: 21 and 25 cm

Description


At the time, such terrines were an obligatory part of baronial hunting services, e. g. the one of Margravine of Baden, which is still today exhibited in Castle ‘Favorite’ in Raststatt or the Clemenswerth hunting service of the Elector Clemens August of Cologne. The ‘Protocollum Inventarisationis’ from February 1761 shows, that the collection of Castle ‘Clemenswerth’ contained two ‘Kapsköpfe’ (Cabbage heads) at that time (exhibition catalogue of Clemenswerth 1987 p. 475). Considering the rarity of these terrines (especially as two counterparts), it is possible to assume, that the presented cabbage heads are the two mentioned from ‘Clemenswerth’.

With a ‘span ordre’ of Clemens August, E. Wagner has demonstrated that the service was already used for the hunt in autumn in 1751 at Clemenswerth (exhibition catalogue of Clemenswerth 1987 p. 475). According to the introduction of the ‘PH’ mark, at the end of 1754 (Bastian 2002 vol. II p. 248), these early terrines bear no marks.

For Castle ‘Augustusburg’ Elector Clemens August ordered a further faience service, which includes two ‘boutouilles’ in form of cabbage heads (exhibition catalogue ‘Riss im Himmel’ vol. VI. p. 430).

The dimensions of the terrines are always different. Meaning that their shape does not rely on a standard mould, but they were molded individually. Unlike smaller cabbage head terrines with only 17 cm height (cf. catalogue 1987 no. 276.1), Strassbourg’s bigger forms like cab­bage heads, salad heads and the big animal terrines do not come
with stands.

Big cabbage head terrines are very rare. Outside the Castle ‘Favorite’ we do not know further two counterparts.

Literature


Zehdner, Frank Günther u. Schäfke Werner (Hrsg.): Der Riss im Himmel. Clemens August und seine Epoche.. DuMont Köln 2000

Klein, Adalbert: Deutsche Fayencen. Braunschweig, 1975

Bastian, Jacques: Strasbourg, faïences et porcelaines 1721-1784. 2 Volumes. 2002

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    At the time, such terrines were an obligatory part of baronial hunting services, e. g. the one of Margravine of Baden, which is still today exhibited in Castle ‘Favorite’ in Raststatt or the Clemenswerth hunting service of the Elector Clemens August of Cologne. The ‘Protocollum Inventarisationis’ from February 1761 shows, that the collection of Castle ‘Clemenswerth’ contained two ‘Kapsköpfe’ (Cabbage heads) at that time (exhibition catalogue of Clemenswerth 1987 p. 475). Considering the rarity of these terrines (especially as two counterparts), it is possible to assume, that the presented cabbage heads are the two mentioned from ‘Clemenswerth’.

    With a ‘span ordre’ of Clemens August, E. Wagner has demonstrated that the service was already used for the hunt in autumn in 1751 at Clemenswerth (exhibition catalogue of Clemenswerth 1987 p. 475). According to the introduction of the ‘PH’ mark, at the end of 1754 (Bastian 2002 vol. II p. 248), these early terrines bear no marks.

    For Castle ‘Augustusburg’ Elector Clemens August ordered a further faience service, which includes two ‘boutouilles’ in form of cabbage heads (exhibition catalogue ‘Riss im Himmel’ vol. VI. p. 430).

    The dimensions of the terrines are always different. Meaning that their shape does not rely on a standard mould, but they were molded individually. Unlike smaller cabbage head terrines with only 17 cm height (cf. catalogue 1987 no. 276.1), Strassbourg’s bigger forms like cab­bage heads, salad heads and the big animal terrines do not come
    with stands.

    Big cabbage head terrines are very rare. Outside the Castle ‘Favorite’ we do not know further two counterparts.

  • Literature

    Zehdner, Frank Günther u. Schäfke Werner (Hrsg.): Der Riss im Himmel. Clemens August und seine Epoche.. DuMont Köln 2000

    Klein, Adalbert: Deutsche Fayencen. Braunschweig, 1975

    Bastian, Jacques: Strasbourg, faïences et porcelaines 1721-1784. 2 Volumes. 2002

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