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1984

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Bust of Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick Bust, 1772

This is a bust. It was manufactured by Fürstenburg Porcelain Factory and modeled by Desoches. It is dated 1772 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: 45 × 21 × 21.5 cm (17 11/16 × 8 1/4 × 8 7/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Underside: [1] "F", painted in underglaze blue (Fürstenberg Porcelain Manufactory mark) [2] "N3" within black border, written on paper label

It is signed

Unsigned

It is inscribed

Uninscribed

Cite this object as

Bust of Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick Bust, 1772; Manufactured by Fürstenburg Porcelain Factory (Germany); Germany; biscuit, porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold; H x W x D: 45 × 21 × 21.5 cm (17 11/16 × 8 1/4 × 8 7/16 in.); 1984-131-4-a,b

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