31 March 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 16,100
Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000
A BERLIN TOPOGRAPHICAL PALE-BLUE GROUND CABARET
CIRCA 1865, BLUE SCEPTRE MARKS, IRON-RED ORB KPM MARKS, VARIOUS BLUE INITIALS, IRON-RED PAINTER'S MARK dv, GILDER'S SPRIG OF LEAVES MARK, VARIOUS INCISED LETTERS AND PRESSNUMMERN
Painted with named views of Berlin within shaped cartouches edged with raised gilt scrolls, flowers and foliage spreading across the ground and with gilt diaper-pattern borders, the foliate-moulded handles and spouts enriched with gilding, the covers with pine-cone finials, comprising:
A baluster coffee-pot and cover, with views named Siegestäule. and Friedrich Wilhelm III.
A hot-milk jug and cover, with views named Friedrich II. and Grosser Kurfürst.
A sugar-bowl and cover, with views named Nationalgalerie. and Museum., the cover with two views of lakes
Two coffee-cups and saucers, the views on the cups named Schloss Charlottenburg., Brandenburger Thor., Operahaus. and Schauspielhaus. and the saucers Kurfürstenbrücke., Schloss Brücke., Universität. and König..Bibliothek.
A shaped oval two-handled tray with named views of Königl. Schloss Berlin. and Palais Kaiserin Friedrich. (one handle with restoration to part of foliage moulding)
The tray 16 5/8 in. (42.2 cm.) wide (6)
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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF AXEL GUTTMANN, SOLD BY ORDER OF THE EXECUTORS