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White Porcelain Rhinoceros “Clara”

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Product Description

There was a mania for the exotic in the 18th century. The first live rhinoceros arrived in Europe in 1741 – a mighty animal from the Bay of Bengal with a thick skin and a horn that reputedly possessed special powers. The animal was shown as a curiosity at fairs and markets and also at royal courts. Peter Anton Verschaffelt, court sculptor for Elector Carl Theodor in the Palatinate, created a large rhinoceros sculpture in 1770 and a model for it to be reproduced in porcelain – at the time for Frankenthaler Porzellanmanufaktur. Around 100 years after this manufacturer closed its gates, Nymphenburg revisited these designs. The realization in biscuit porcelain emphasizes the wealth of detail and depth of subtlety to be found in how the surface structure of “Clara” has been worked.

  • Designed by Peter Anton von Verschaffelt, approx. 1770
  • White Porcelain
  • 14.125″ x 4.75″ x 8.25″
  • Made in Germany
  • Qualifies for free ground domestic shipping
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For regular price, in-stock merchandise, we will gladly accept your returns for a credit card refund within 14 days of delivery. All merchandise needs to have the original tags attached and must be returned in the original box.

All returns after 14 days may be considered for a merchandise credit per management discretion, and require an RMA number. Sale items are final sale. All 'special order' or 'made to order' merchandise is final sale unless otherwise noted in writing.

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