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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the manufacturer

  • Literature

    Arlene Hirst, ‘Murray Moss’, Elle Décor Italia, May 2012, illustrated p. 149

  • Catalogue Essay

    This fragile and intricately modeled porcelain tree, the leaves of which are painstakingly formed by hand, was designed by Karl Gottlieb Lück between 1762 and 1770 for the Frankenthal Porcelain Manufactory, later closed by Elector Max IV Joseph in 1799. Following the closing, the mold was sent to Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg, where this wunderkammer object is produced today.

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‘Eichenbaum’ oak tree

designed 1762–1790, produced 2005
Glazed cast and handmade hard paste porcelain.
14 1/2 x 8 x 8 in (36.8 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm)
Manufactured by Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg, Germany. Underside stamped with manufacturer’s mark and incised with ‘1064/6/28’ and side of base impressed with manufacturer’s mark.

Estimate
$4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for $6,000

Moss

16 October 2012
New York