A Strasbourg faience square fruit dish, Paul Hannong, 1751, « petit feu » polychrome decor in fine quality of flowers.
The Clemenswerth set is one of the most prestigious one that was made in Strasbourg. It was delivered in 1751 to Clemens August (1700-1761), archbishop and price-elector of Cologne, for his castle Clemenswerth, a hunting lodge, near Sögel (100km south from Bremen).
In 1761, the Clemenswerth set still numbered 600 pieces when Clemens August died. In the beginning of the 20th century, photographs of the castle kitchen showed that the whole set was still substantial. In 1943, it was split and a part ended up in the Langeloh collection (label). Gathering those pieces with an assured provenance allowed us to certify that each plates of the Clemenswerth set was decorated on the wing with three motifs and especially a small rose painted with a patron.
Period : 1751
Condition : two small restored chips