• Centuries of Style: Silver, Eu auction at Christies

    Sale 7800

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    17 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 71

    A MEISSEN (MARCOLINI) ISLAMIC PORTRAIT CUP AND SAUCER

    CIRCA 1785, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS AND STAR MARK, PRESSNUMMER 3 TO SAUCER

    Price Realised  

    A MEISSEN (MARCOLINI) ISLAMIC PORTRAIT CUP AND SAUCER
    CIRCA 1785, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS AND STAR MARK, PRESSNUMMER 3 TO SAUCER
    The cup painted with a three-quarter length portrait of Sultan Abdulhamid I reserved on a green ground within a circular gilt band cartouche against a gilt ground below a white border with trailing gilt flowers, with an entwined gilt branch handle, the saucer gilt with the script tughra, or royal seal, within a similar border (small rim chip to saucer regilt, some refreshing to gilding, three very small footrim chips to saucer, slight scratching to gilt script)


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