Pair of extraordinary lidded vases - Stoneware factory of Steitz - Kassel around 1775




Christian Eduard Franke-Landwers Christoph Freiherr von Seckendorff


The brown, beige and ochre marbled glaze of the vases affects a more precious material than stoneware, their production was though very complicated and the preserving of the thin-walled and unusually large vessels is remarkable. To help Kassel to shine in new splendour as a porcelain city in the same way as famous Meissen, five factories were simultaneously producing works of porcelain, faience of stoneware during the 18th century. Even though several of them had to close soon – because of financial difficulties or out of a lack of orders, the vase and stoneware factory of Steitz, founded 1771 by Heinrich Steitz could make a name for itself especially through its artistically excellent articles. A comparable vase from an order for the landgrave of Hesse is been shown in the collections of Castle Wilhelmshöhe (inv. no. sm 4.1.2738).

Height 50 cm.



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