When the Hochst factory closed, the molds for its 18th-century porcelain figures were sold off to several buyers, and some of them continued making the figures. The Damm factory in Aschaffenburg, Germany, reproduced Hochst models in faience after it purchased a large number of old Hochst molds in 1827. Such figures, as here, are normally marked with the Hochst wheel and the factory name or the initial D. The original Hochst figure was probably created by Johann Peter Melchior (1747-1825), who is credited with about 300 models of figures that were produced at Hochst. Children in various occupations were a specialty of his. In 1779 he became modellmeister at Frankenthal and from about 1796 until 1822 he held the same position at Nymphenburg. This figure, now an antique and collectible item in its own right, stands five and a quarter inches tall and has no damage other than cracks in the base that appeared during the firing in the kiln. In addition the glaze has crazed—a common occurrence with these figures. The decoration is quite compatible with the coloring of the original Hochst figures, though created years later.


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ITEM ID
F401
TYPE
Ceramics, Pottery, Stoneware
STYLE
Romantic
ORIGIN
Germany • German
PURPOSE
Figurines
ITEM TYPE
Antique

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Hochst Damm Figure of a Girl Sipping from a Bowl C.1835.

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