31 March 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 750
Estimate GBP 400 - GBP 600
A GOTHA COFFEE-CUP AND SAUCER
CIRCA 1780, UNDERGLAZE BLUE R MARKS, IMPRESSED r TO SAUCER
Painted with wooded landscape vignettes, the cup with a lady playing a xylophone, the saucer with two ladies carrying flowers in their aprons, gilt line rims (small flake to gilt rim of saucer)
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For a similarly decorated part coffee-service, see Helmut Scherf, Thüringer Porzellan (Leipzig, 1980), pl. 65.
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