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    Sale 7554

    European Ceramics and Glass Including the Property of a Collector

    31 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 342

    A MEISSEN TOPOGRAPHICAL CABINET-CUP AND SAUCER AND A BERLIN TOPOGRAPHICAL CABINET-CUP AND SAUCER

    CIRCA 1820, THE FIRST WITH BLUE CROSSED SWORDS AND I MARKS AND PRESSNUMMERN, THE SECOND WITH UNDERGLAZE BLUE SCEPTRE MARKS, PAINTER'S CIRCLE AND DASH MARKS

    Price Realised  

    A MEISSEN TOPOGRAPHICAL CABINET-CUP AND SAUCER AND A BERLIN TOPOGRAPHICAL CABINET-CUP AND SAUCER
    CIRCA 1820, THE FIRST WITH BLUE CROSSED SWORDS AND I MARKS AND PRESSNUMMERN, THE SECOND WITH UNDERGLAZE BLUE SCEPTRE MARKS, PAINTER'S CIRCLE AND DASH MARKS
    The first cup painted with a view of Leipzig named on the underside and within a rectangular gilt panel, the reverse with a band of gilt dot and looping arrow ornament below a border of pink hexagonal panels, on three gilt paw feet and with a scroll handle, the saucer gilt with radiating vine leaves about a star, the pink-ground border reserved with white hexagonal ornament against a garland, within gilt rims (very minor wear to gilding); the second painted with a view of Das Brandenburger Thor In Berlin, named in black script, with a gilt interior and rims (cup cracked with associated overpainting and slight wear) (2)


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    See Berlin Museum, Kunstgewerbe I Keramik, Catalogue, (Berlin, 1985), p. 225, cat. no. 237 for a related Berlin cup and saucer.

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