Augarten Vienna – The Levade is one of eight figures in the Spanish Riding School series created by Prof. Albin Döbrich, circa 1926.
The jumping horse depicts a figurine which is called ‘Levade’ : The Levade (French for to rise) is an exercise of the classical school of riding where the horse has to rear up, raising its body at an angle of less than 45 degrees, drawing its forefeet towards its body.
The pure white porcelain horse has a gilded black bridle and stirrups, yellow saddle and burgundy saddle cloth, with gilded tassels in his mane and tail.
The oval base with gilt inscription – Levade – Spanisch Reitschule; Hofburg Wien .
Underneath: underglaze-blue crown over a beehive over Wein and red mark of the Porcelain Manufactory Augarten;
Stands 22 cm high.
Condition: Excellent, no damages to the porcelain or gilding, checked with UV light.
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