31 March 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 375
Estimate GBP 500 - GBP 800
A GOTHA COFFEE-CAN AND SAUCER
CIRCA 1800, IRON-RED PAINTED K 77 MARKS, INSCRIBED Sew IN BLACK ENAMEL TO CAN, GILT R FLANKED BY TRIANGULAR DOT ORNAMENT, INCISED W (?) TO CAN
The can painted in shades of brown with two cartouches of vases piled with fruits and flowers on column and plinth supports, a third panel of billing doves perched on a plinth, flanked by acanthus scrolls and reserved on a salmon-pink ground, alternating with richly-gilt and tooled neoclassical two-handled vases, the interior richly-gilt, the saucer painted with anthemion, stylised flowerheads and paterae issuing acanthus, within similar borders (some slight wear to gilding)
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Cf. Martin Wendl, Altes Thüringer Porzellan (Rudoltstadt, 1984), p. 37.
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Anon., sale Metz Heidelberg, 10th October 1998.