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A German Rococo Carved Limestone Set of Four Ornament Vases

Franconia, ca. 1745/50

attr. to the court sculptor Ferdinand Tietz (1708–1777) and his workshop, most probably originally for the garden of Schloss Seehof, near Bamberg

Heights: 150 / 159 / 159.5 and 160cm

The carving of the vases with its large scrolls of various shapes, its sculptural silhouette and asymmetric rocailles and putti, is a remarkable example of the exuberant Franconian Rococo. The naturalistically carved stalactites are characteristic for the works of Ferdinand Tietz.   

Ferdinand Tietz, a Bohemian sculptor, first worked in the workshop of his father who was sculptor of Prince Lobkowitz. Later on, he most probably went to Vienna and was influenced by the work of the Italian sculptor Lorenzo Mattielli, who supplied statuary for palaces and churches.  

In 1743, Ferdinand Tietz started working for Friedrich Carl von Schönborn at the Würzburg Residence. Since 1747 he was working in Bamberg for Archbishop Johann Philipp Anton von Franckenstein and since 1748 as a court sculptor under six bishops, including three from the house of Schönborn. Tietz's work includes a significant number of sculptures, of which some are now in museums in Würzburg and Nuremberg. The garden sculptures in the garden of the Palace of Veitshöchsheim and in Seehof Palace near Bamberg are regarded as Tietz's major works. For Schloss Seehof and the residence garden in Bamberg, he created some 420 pieces: figures, animals and fountains.  

The earliest pieces since his stay in Bamberg have been created until 1754 for the first scenography of the Seehof garden. The vases can be assigned to this period.
As the used limestone material is very sensitive, most of the pieces are not preserved anymore today or are not at their original location. So there is only little-known about these early pieces from Tietz.

Literature:
•     Annual book 1954/55 of the Historical Association Bamberg

•     Bernd Wolfgang Lindemann: ″Ferdinand Tietz 1708–1777, Studien zu Werk, Stil und Ikonographie″

•     Wolfgang Brassat (Publisher): ″Ferdinand Tietz 1708–1777 / Symposion und Ausstellung anlässlich des 300. Geburtstags des Rokoko-Bildhauers″

•     Michael Petzet, Emil Bauer: ″Schloss Seehof. Sommerresidenz der Bamberger Fürstbischöfe″

Kunsthandel Peter Mühlbauer
Schloss Schoenburg | 94060 Pocking, Bavaria - Germany
Phone +49 (0)8531 - 18 15 | Fax +49 (0)8531 - 133 00
petermuehlbauer@t-online.de | www.kunsthandel-muehlbauer.com

A German Rococo Carved Limestone Set of Four Ornament Vases

Franconia, ca. 1745/50

attr. to the court sculptor Ferdinand Tietz (1708–1777) and his workshop, most probably originally for the garden of Schloss Seehof, near Bamberg

Heights: 150 / 159 / 159.5 and 160cm

The carving of the vases with its large scrolls of various shapes, its sculptural silhouette and asymmetric rocailles and putti, is a remarkable example of the exuberant Franconian Rococo. The naturalistically carved stalactites are characteristic for the works of Ferdinand Tietz.   

Ferdinand Tietz, a Bohemian sculptor, first worked in the workshop of his father who was sculptor of Prince Lobkowitz. Later on, he most probably went to Vienna and was influenced by the work of the Italian sculptor Lorenzo Mattielli, who supplied statuary for palaces and churches.  

In 1743, Ferdinand Tietz started working for Friedrich Carl von Schönborn at the Würzburg Residence. Since 1747 he was working in Bamberg for Archbishop Johann Philipp Anton von Franckenstein and since 1748 as a court sculptor under six bishops, including three from the house of Schönborn. Tietz's work includes a significant number of sculptures, of which some are now in museums in Würzburg and Nuremberg. The garden sculptures in the garden of the Palace of Veitshöchsheim and in Seehof Palace near Bamberg are regarded as Tietz's major works. For Schloss Seehof and the residence garden in Bamberg, he created some 420 pieces: figures, animals and fountains.  

The earliest pieces since his stay in Bamberg have been created until 1754 for the first scenography of the Seehof garden. The vases can be assigned to this period.
As the used limestone material is very sensitive, most of the pieces are not preserved anymore today or are not at their original location. So there is only little-known about these early pieces from Tietz.

Literature:
•     Annual book 1954/55 of the Historical Association Bamberg

•     Bernd Wolfgang Lindemann: ″Ferdinand Tietz 1708–1777, Studien zu Werk, Stil und Ikonographie″

•     Wolfgang Brassat (Publisher): ″Ferdinand Tietz 1708–1777 / Symposion und Ausstellung anlässlich des 300. Geburtstags des Rokoko-Bildhauers″

•     Michael Petzet, Emil Bauer: ″Schloss Seehof. Sommerresidenz der Bamberger Fürstbischöfe″

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