French writing set on a Japanese lacquer surtout




Christian Eduard Franke-Landwers Christoph Freiherr von Seckendorff


Paris, around 1775

A precious Japanese lacquer plate with an extremely high-quality bronze mount was designed as a presentoire, on which Japanese porcelain cups, trays for writing utensils and ink, are also mounted.

The tribute to the exotic and expensive product imported from the Far East was staged with lavishly gilded bronze ; as a desk set, it was an additional ornament to a valuable secretary.

A comparative piece is in the Staatliches Museum Schwerin.

Lit. Cf. Karin A. Möller, Meissener Porzellanplastik des 18. Jh. Die Schweriner Sammlung, Schwerin 2006, pp. 174-175, no. 87.

44 x 28 cm.



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