Delicate porcelain lithophane in cast-iron holder, the lithophane depicts the scene "Brautwerbung" (Courting the Bride), model number 229 in the Plaue Porcelain Manufactory's Preis-Courant, and shows on the left a young woman seated under a tree chatting with a young man in knickers, who casually leans on a barrel with his legs crossed at the ankles; the lithophane holder with a square base decorated with scrolling foliage and with a smaller square pedestal upon which rests the foot of the lithophane comprised of leafy foliage, the stem of the lithophane in the form of a column that is enveloped by stylized acanthus fronds, the frame above, which can be removed from the stem, is rectangular and rests on two scrolling, leafy vines which emanate from the stem, with pierced leafy motifs on either side and the top with pierced, scrolling decoration and a shell-like finial.

Lithophane Holder and Lithophane

Holder: Royal Prussian Iron Foundries, Lithophane: Plaue Porcelain Manufactory

1820-30