Height: 10.000 inches
Bequeathed by Sir Bernard Eckstein, Bt.
Room 46: Europe 1400-1800
Frankenthal porcelain group of figures within a pagoda, modelled by Karl Gottleib Lück
Frankenthal factory, near Mannheim, Baden-Würrtemberg, Germany, around AD 1770
The Frankenthal factory was established in 1755 by Paul-Anton Hannong (1700-60), under the protection of the Elector Carl Theodor (1724-99). Paul-Anton had begun his career in his father's faience and porcelain factory in Strasbourg, and brought with him many of the most talented modellers, among them Lück (died 1775), who worked as a modeller at Frankenthal from 1766. The factory was left to his son Joseph Adam. In 1761 he was forced by debts to sell the factory to the Elector, who shared some of the brilliance of other contemporary members of the Wittelsbach family.
Frankenthal was one
of the leading German factories specializing in figures, and
produced over 800 different examples. Among these are groups in the
Rococo style, a
E. Pauls-Eisenbeiss, German porcelain of the 18th c (London, Barrie and Jenkins, 1972)