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Bust of Frederica-Albertina, Abbess of Steterburg, Germany Bust, ca. 1771

This is a bust. It was modeled by Johann Christof Rombrich and manufactured by Fürstenburg Porcelain Factory. 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: 29 × 18 × 18 cm (11 7/16 × 7 1/16 × 7 1/16 in.)

It has the following markings

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

It is signed

Unsigned

It is inscribed

Uninscribed

Cite this object as

Bust of Frederica-Albertina, Abbess of Steterburg, Germany Bust, ca. 1771; Manufactured by Fürstenburg Porcelain Factory (Germany); Germany; biscuit, porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold; H x W x D: 29 × 18 × 18 cm (11 7/16 × 7 1/16 × 7 1/16 in.); 1984-131-2

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