Equestrian Group of Carl Wilhelm Ferdinand of Brunswick

about 1760
Made by Fürstenberg Manufactory (Germany), Modeled by Johann Christoph Rombrich (1731–1794)

Object Place: Fürstenberg, Germany


Height: 24.1 cm (9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain

On View

Angelica Lloyd Russell Gallery (Gallery 142)





Duke Carl I founded the Fürstenberg factory in 1747, making it the second royal German porcelain manufactory after Meissen. He married Philippine Charlotte, a daughter of King Frederick Wilhelm I of Prussia; her porcelain bust with ermine cloak and white frilled cap is nearby.


About 1760, probably Carl Wilhelm Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (b. 1735 - d. 1806) (probably original commission) [see note 1]. By 1993, Edward M. Pflueger (b. 1905 - d. 1997) and Kiyi Powers Pflueger (b. 1915 - d. 2008), New York; 2006, bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 26, 2006)


[1] Carl Wilhelm Ferdinand’s father, Carl I, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (b. 1713 - d. 1780), founded the Fürstenberg Porcelain Company in 1747.

Credit Line

Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger Collection. Bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and Gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger