the striking ovoid vessel with fish-mouth opening; painted overall with large leaves and bamboo shoots all on a white ground; with underglaze blue markings to underside; The first porcelain factory in the town of Marktredwitz opened in 1872 and was known under the name of Porzellanfabrik Jaeger, Thomas & Co. until Fritz Thomas quit in 1898, opening his own factory in 1903. In 1908, the “F. Thomas, Marktredwitz” factory was purchased by Rosenthal, ceasing operation in 1960.
the youth with his right arm raised with a goat-skin slung over his left shoulder, his legs slightly apart and wearing sandals. leaning on one hip and looking downwards at his reflection; the original figure discovered in Pompei and now in the Museo Nazionale, Naples; title on brass plaque 'Musée de Naples' and 'Narcisee de Pompei' ; possibly from the Barbedienne Foundry, France, 1810-1892; overall wear and patina to surface
over four feet long, this good example of an early pond yacht with planked and pinned carvel hull; the planked wooden deck with center hatch, metal receiver for a single mast, traveler and eyelets for the rigging; fitted with a heavy lead keel for stability; stand with carved canon rests; overall patina and wear with minor losses