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    Sale 12455

    European Furniture & Works of Art

    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 120

    A PAIR OF VIENNA IMPERIAL PORTRAIT VASES OF EMPEROR FRANZ I AND EMPRESS KAROLINE AUGUSTE OF AUSTRIA

    1828, EACH WITH IMPRESSED SHIELD MARK, DATE CYPHERS 828 OR 827 RESPECTIVELY, PRESSNUMMER 40 FOR THE TURNER FRANZ PARONTKA, SIGNED L(AURENZ). HERR, AND PAINTED 114 FOR THE GILDER JOHANN TEUFEL, THE EMPEROR'S PORTRAIT ALSO DATED (1)828

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    A PAIR OF VIENNA IMPERIAL PORTRAIT VASES OF EMPEROR FRANZ I AND EMPRESS KAROLINE AUGUSTE OF AUSTRIA
    1828, EACH WITH IMPRESSED SHIELD MARK, DATE CYPHERS 828 OR 827 RESPECTIVELY, PRESSNUMMER 40 FOR THE TURNER FRANZ PARONTKA, SIGNED L(AURENZ). HERR, AND PAINTED 114 FOR THE GILDER JOHANN TEUFEL, THE EMPEROR'S PORTRAIT ALSO DATED (1)828
    Each of baluster form, the upright loop handles with anthemion terminals, finely painted by Laurenz Herr, after Josef Kreutzinger with a three-quarter length portrait of the Emperor or Empress in court dress, the reverse gilt with crossed cornucopia issuing laurel extending into swags of ivy linked to entwined gilt wreaths (very minor scratches to one panel of one square foot)
    13 ¼ in. (33.8 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Dorotheum, Vienna, 11 April, 2005, lot 140.


    Literature

    Samuel Wittwer et al., Raffinesse & Eleganz, Königliche Porzellane des frühen 19. Jahrhunderts aus der Twinight Collection New York, Munich, 2007, pp. 148-150, no. 6.