Anniversary catalogue: 100 Jahre Porzellane und Fayencen des 18. Jahrhunderts. (2019)
On the occasion of our 100th anniversary, we have published an anniversary publication in 2019. The owner, Friedel Kirsch, tells the story of the company Elfriede Langeloh.
The catalogue also contains a large selection of detailed expert reports on important porcelain and faience from 100 years of the company's history.
Elfriede Langeloh KG, Friedel Kirsch
Private print, Weinheim / Neustadt 2019
Dr. Christoph Kirsch
Concept, layout and realization:
Christian Kirsch, Dipl.-Des.
Lectorate: Dr. Susanne Kirsch
Christian Kirsch, Hannes Herold (M.A.)
Edition: 300 pieces
Colour illustrations: 583
Half-Figure Chinoiserie Services (2013)
"Halbchinesen" (half Chinese figures) are among the world's most sought after and rarest Chinoiserie decors ever. They are considered as own-hand works by Johann Gregorius Höroldt. The first porcelains, which have this eponymous characteristic in painting, fall into the early days shortly before the introduction of the sword mark (1722/23), whose exact date is unfortunately still unknown.
The various mark variants on the pieces known to date, offer the possibility of a temporal classification and division into five consecutively created half-figure Chinoiserie services. The four cups with saucers presented here are from the 3rd half Chinese service, which dates back to 1723/24.
Saint Andrew the Apostle on a high pedestal (2013)
St. Andrew was part of the extensive altar set for the Empress Dowager Wilhelmine Amalia, whose history is well documented in the archives of the Meissen manufactory. The figure is very rare. Outside the set with the imperial coats of arms, only five are known next to our figure.
Lagnasco / Wallenstein
6 cups with saucers from the earliest known armorial service of the Meissen manufactory, painted by George Funcke (2013)
These cups with saucers are parts of a coffee and tea service, which is probably the earliest known armorial service of the Meissen manufactory. Due to the alliance coat of arms and the colors of Funcke it is datable with end of 1720.
The service was a wedding gift by August the Strong to his close confidant and Minister Count Lagnasco, whose wedding with Countess Waldstein on 07.02.1721 in Vienna took place. The close relationship between the king and his ‘porcelain minister’ Lagnasco and their shared passion for porcelain form the historical background of this early porcelain service.