MENU

Two rare trompe-l’œil terrines in the form of big cabbage heads

Strasbourg, period of Paul Hannong, c. 1750
Modelled by Johann Wilhelm Lanz
Ø 33,7 and 36,8 cm; 21 and 25 cm high

Description


The cabbage tureens were part of princely hunting services:

  • the large service for the Margravine of Baden (Schloss Favorite near Rastatt),
  • the Clemenswerther hunting service of Elector Clemens August of Cologne and
  • that of Cardinal de Rohan, Strasbourg.

The ‘Protocollum Inventarisationis’ from February 1761 shows, that the service of Castle ‘Clemenswerth’ contained two ‘Kapsköpfe’ (Cabbage heads) at that time (anniversary 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 (anniversary 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).

Such 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

Picture-gallery


Straßburg Kohlkopf Terrine
Straßburg Kohlkopf Terrine
Straßburg Kohlkopf Terrine
  • Description

    The cabbage tureens were part of princely hunting services:

    • the large service for the Margravine of Baden (Schloss Favorite near Rastatt),
    • the Clemenswerther hunting service of Elector Clemens August of Cologne and
    • that of Cardinal de Rohan, Strasbourg.

    The ‘Protocollum Inventarisationis’ from February 1761 shows, that the service of Castle ‘Clemenswerth’ contained two ‘Kapsköpfe’ (Cabbage heads) at that time (anniversary 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 (anniversary 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).

    Such 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

  • Picture-gallery
  • Price inquiry