A Höchst porcelain crucifix - image-1

Lot 727 Rα

A Höchst porcelain crucifix

Auction 1131 - overview Cologne
17.05.2019, 10:30 - Decorative Arts
Estimate: 3.000 € - 4.000 €
Result: 5.208 € (incl. premium)

A Höchst porcelain crucifix

Single figure from a Calvary group. No visible marks. Restorations to both hands and one shoulder. H ca. 24 cm.
Model by Johann Peter Melchior, ca. 1770, presumably formed around 1775.


US collection, purchased in August 1941 from Dr. Heinrich Schwarz, New York.


The complete Calvary group in cat.: Johann Peter Melchior, Gelsenkirchen 1997, p. 88 f. The large group can be seen in the Landesmuseum Darmstadt, the Landesmuseum Mainz, and the Historisches Museum der Stadt Frankfurt. The single figure of Christ is very rare, and a smaller white version is kept in the Historisches Museum der Stadt Frankfurt.