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    Sale 7554

    European Ceramics and Glass Including the Property of a Collector

    31 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 237

    A MEISSEN (MARCOLINI) BLUE-GROUND CYLINDRICAL PORTRAIT CUP AND SAUCER

    CIRCA 1785, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS AND STAR MARKS, WITH BLUE 1 TO CUP AND 4 TO SAUCER

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    A MEISSEN (MARCOLINI) BLUE-GROUND CYLINDRICAL PORTRAIT CUP AND SAUCER
    CIRCA 1785, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS AND STAR MARKS, WITH BLUE 1 TO CUP AND 4 TO SAUCER
    The cup with a gilt-edged channelled angular handle, painted and stippled en grisaille with a half-length portrait of Leopold II wearing an embroidered cape and the Order of the Golden Fleece, within a gilt oval laurel leaf cartouche, the saucer with the initial L among clouds within a similar cartouche, gilt ovolo borders (cup with slight wear to upper rim and shallow minor glaze chip to underside)


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    Leopold II (1747-1792), Holy Roman Emperor and Grand Duke of Tuscany, was the son of Emperor Francis I and his wife, Empress Maria Theresa.

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