21 November 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 3,000
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 4,000
A BERLIN FAUX PIETRA DURA AND MICRO-MOSAIC PALE-BLUE GROUND COFFEE CAN AND SAUCER
Circa 1810-1815, blue sceptre marks and indistinct incised marks
The cup reserved with a central oval faux pietra-dura medallion of the Doves of Pliny within a beaded surround reserved on a faux micro-mosaic ground, below a banded rim, the interior of the cup enriched in gilt, the C-scroll handle with gilt scale, the conforming saucer with a displaying butterfly within radiating chased gilt panels
5 1/8 in. (12.9 cm.) diameter (2)
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See Erich Kllmann and Margarete Jarchow, Berliner Porzellan, Munich, 1987, Vol. II, Plate 191 for additional examples of micromosaic wares, example a & b with butterflies and d with a similar panel of doves.
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