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    Sale 7554

    European Ceramics and Glass Including the Property of a Collector

    31 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 244

    A VIENNA GOLD AND MATT-BLUE GROUND IMPERIAL PORTRAIT CABINET-CUP AND SAUCER

    1807-1808, IMPRESSED 808 TO CUP AND 807 TO SAUCER, BLUE SHIELD MARKS, IMPRESSED 69, 26 AND 60 MARKS, GILDER'S 77. MARKS

    Price Realised  

    A VIENNA GOLD AND MATT-BLUE GROUND IMPERIAL PORTRAIT CABINET-CUP AND SAUCER
    1807-1808, IMPRESSED 808 TO CUP AND 807 TO SAUCER, BLUE SHIELD MARKS, IMPRESSED 69, 26 AND 60 MARKS, GILDER'S 77. MARKS
    The cup of flared form with a wing handle, the front painted and stippled en grisalle with a three-quarter-length portrait of Empress Maria Ludovika Beatrix von Modena turned to her left, wearing a lace ruff and pearls in her hair, within an oval tooled gilt cartouche against a gold ground reserved with matt blue panels painted with symetrical foliage, the saucer with a similarly panelled border (two minute footrim chips to cup, minute wear to gilding and enamels)


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    Empress Maria Ludovika (1781-1816) was the third wife of Emperor Francis I of Austria, King of Hungary and Bohemia.

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