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    Sale 7554

    European Ceramics and Glass Including the Property of a Collector

    31 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 252

    A NYMPHENBURG ROYAL PORTRAIT COFFEE-CAN AND SAUCER

    CIRCA 1816, IMPRESSED SHIELD MARKS, IMPRESSED IV TO CUP, SAUCER INCISED 5 AND WITH INDISTINCT NUMERALS

    Price Realised  

    A NYMPHENBURG ROYAL PORTRAIT COFFEE-CAN AND SAUCER
    CIRCA 1816, IMPRESSED SHIELD MARKS, IMPRESSED IV TO CUP, SAUCER INCISED 5 AND WITH INDISTINCT NUMERALS
    The cup painted in sepia with a quarter-length portrait of Queen Karoline of Bavaria wearing a plumed cap and Renaissance-style dress within an oval gilt line cartouche, the sides and saucer border with gilt tooled flower-sprays, gilt band rims (areas of gilding possbily retouched near footrim)


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    Queen Karoline (1776-1841), daughter of Karl Ludwig Prince of Baden, was the second wife of Maximilian Duke of Zweibrücken, who later became Elector and then King of Bavaria. Her brother Karl, Second Grand Duke of Baden, married Stéphanie de Beauharnais (see lot 241). The portrait on the present coffee-can is taken from a print by Johann Nepomuk Strixner after the painting by Joseph Karl Stieler.

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