Figure, Helldog, mythical beasts, Porcelain Palais Leipzig, Volkstedt 1921 by Arthur Storch
Figure of the equipment of the Leipzig NEW “Porzellan-Palais”,
which was opened in spring 1921.
It was a group of 16 large-scale porcelain animals and birds designed in 1921
by Arthur Storch (1870-1947) and Hugo Meissel (1887-1966).
in the tradition of Meissen and Kändler.
Hellhound Design: Arthur Storch 1921
Execution: The oldest Volkstedt porcelain factory
Dimensions: height about 60 cm
Condition: according to age very good – Areas of restoration to firing cracks and perhaps breaks. (The firing of such large pieces was a huge technical challenge even after 200 years of the creation of the Meissen animals.)
cf. Article in Antiques Trade Gazette from 19 November 2018
Mythical Creatures, The entire series included: Tiger (Dog of Fo), Höllenhund (Hellhound), Enterich (Drake), Fisch (Fish), Eichkatzchen (Squirell or Skunk), Storch Fabeltiere (Stag), Meisel Fabeltiere (Dogs of Fo, one with pup and the other crushes a dragon) Waldmensch and Affe (Baboon and Monkey) Fasan (Pheasant), Adler (Eagle with snake), Hahn (Rooster), Luchs (Lynx), Untergang (Good Times) and Spott (Bad Times). Examples are in The Residenzschloss in Heidecksburg, at Rudolstadt in Thuringia; Grassi Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Leipzig (Enterich and Fisch, acquired in 1926); Universität, Leipzig (Adler mit Schlange); Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Gera (Eichkatzchen and Fasan); Lightner Museum, St. Augustine, Florida (Waldmensch or Mandrill)
Vergeliche: Hetjens Müseum, Düsseldorf Ständige Sammlung – Arthur Storch und Hugo Meisel
Thüringer Landesmuseum, Heidecksburg, Rudolstadt