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    Sale 7574

    Thomas Hope & The Neoclassical Vision & The Collector of Collections

    24 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 55

    A BERLIN (K.P.M.) APRICOT-GROUND MICRO-MOSAIC ETRURISCHE CABARET

    CIRCA 1815, BLUE SCEPTRE MARKS, FOUR PIECES WITH PAINTER'S FORKED MARK, VARIOUS IMPRESSED MARKS, THE TRAY IMPRESSED ,,,, AND 23

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    A BERLIN (K.P.M.) APRICOT-GROUND MICRO-MOSAIC ETRURISCHE CABARET
    CIRCA 1815, BLUE SCEPTRE MARKS, FOUR PIECES WITH PAINTER'S FORKED MARK, VARIOUS IMPRESSED MARKS, THE TRAY IMPRESSED ,,,, AND 23
    The grounds gilt with foliage scrolls and reserved with oval simulated micro-mosaic panels of birds perched on trees in landscapes, the matt-green borders gilt with berried foliage, the Amphorenformen coffee-pot and teapot with Schwanenhenkeln, the sugar-bowl with female masks, the covers with gilt garlands about gilt knop finials, comprising:

    A coffee-pot and cover (one side with section broken out and restuck with crack to rim, minute losses and very small restored areas along break, small footrim chip)
    A teapot (finial restuck)
    A sugar-bowl and a cover (rim with area of restored chipping)
    A flared cup and saucer, with a dolphin handle
    An oval tray (restored area to underside of rim at 3 o'clock, areas of slight wear to gilding)
    The tray 13 13/16 in. (35.1 cm.) wide


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    For three pieces from the Bröhan Collection of identical form and similar decoration (with the exception of the mosaic panels), see 'Porzellan Kunst, Berliner Porzellane Vom Rokoko Bis Zum Empire' Schloss Charlottenburg Exhibition Catalogue (1969), pl. 74, Kat. Nos. 426, 428 and 425. For a plate with a similar ground and an architectural mosaic panel, see Erich Köllmannn and Margarete Jarchow, Berliner Porzellan (Munich, 1987), pl. 467.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN