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Bust of August William, Duke of Brunswick-Bevern Bust, ca. 1771

This is a bust. It was manufactured by Fürstenburg Porcelain Factory and model maker: Johann Christof Rombrich. It is dated ca. 1771 and we acquired it in 1984. Its medium is biscuit, porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Edward Pflueger and Mrs. Edward Pflueger.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 32 × 18.5 × 20 cm (12 5/8 × 7 5/16 × 7 7/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Underside: [1] "F", painted in underglaze blue (Fürstenberg Porcelain Manufactory mark)

It is signed

Unsigned

It is inscribed

Front of bust: "AVG WILH:DVXBR & LVN", painted in gold

Cite this object as

Bust of August William, Duke of Brunswick-Bevern Bust, ca. 1771; Manufactured by Fürstenburg Porcelain Factory (Germany); Germany; biscuit, porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold; H x W x D: 32 × 18.5 × 20 cm (12 5/8 × 7 5/16 × 7 7/8 in.); 1984-131-1

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