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    Sale 7549

    British and Continental Ceramics and Glass

    18 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 150

    A BERLIN (KPM) BLUE-GROUND PORTRAIT CABINET-CUP AND SAUCER

    CIRCA 1825, BLUE SCEPTRE MARKS, CUP WITH PRINTED BROWN EAGLE ABOVE KPM MARK, VARIOUS IRON-RED PAINTER'S MARKS, PRESSNUMMER 10

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    A BERLIN (KPM) BLUE-GROUND PORTRAIT CABINET-CUP AND SAUCER
    CIRCA 1825, BLUE SCEPTRE MARKS, CUP WITH PRINTED BROWN EAGLE ABOVE KPM MARK, VARIOUS IRON-RED PAINTER'S MARKS, PRESSNUMMER 10
    The flared cup with a spreading gilt foot and gilt high scroll handle moulded with white beading, the front painted in sepia with a portrait of August Wilhelm Anton Graf Neidhardt von Gneisenau within an oval gilt line panel, the blue-ground saucer with a white well and gilt rim


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    The portrait of Feldmarshalls August Wilhelm Anton Graf Neidhardt von Gneisenau (1760-1831) is taken from an engraving by Franz Krüger (1797-1857). A biscuit bust of this eminent General was also produced by the factory, see Dietmar Jürgen Ponert, Kunstgewerbe I Keramik Berlin Museum Catalogue (Berlin, 1985), p. 57, no. 40.

    Gneisenau proved to be the greatest Prussian general since Frederick the Great, and played a decisive role in defeating the French in the Waterloo campaign.

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