9 April 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 2,750
Estimate USD 700 - USD 900
A BERLIN PORTRAIT CUP AND SAUCER
Circa 1880, blue sceptre marks and various impressed cyphers
Of Glockenform, the cup finely painted with a bust-length portrait of Napoleon flanked by biscuit molded and gilt-enriched panels of Hercules, the handle formed as a kneeling figure of winged Victory holding a shield, with gilt interior edged by molded rinceaux bands, the saucer en suite
6 7/8 in. (17.6 cm.) diameter, the saucer (2)
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Cf. Erich Kollmann, Berliner Porzellan, vol. II, Tafel 235, fig. C. Also see Dr. K.H. Wadsack Collection, Christie's, London, 8 October 2002 for a pair of cups and saucers of similar form.
This lot is offered without reserve.No sales tax is due on the purchase price of this lot if it is picked up or delivered in the State of New York.
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR. W.A. CRISWELL, SOLD TO BENEFIT CRISWELL COLLEGE*