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    Sale 7549

    British and Continental Ceramics and Glass

    18 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 153

    A VIENNA TRANSPARENT-ENAMELLED BEAKER (RANFTBECHER)

    CIRCA 1815-20, A.K MONOGRAM

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    A VIENNA TRANSPARENT-ENAMELLED BEAKER (RANFTBECHER)
    CIRCA 1815-20, A.K MONOGRAM
    Decorated by Anton Kothgasser with a nocturnal scene of billing doves among branches below a full moon within an amber-stained and gilt ouroboros oval cartouche above the title Unzertrennlich, the reverse inscribed in gilding Nur bey Dir, und mit Dir!, below a gilt rim, the cog-wheel cut base enriched in gilding (slight rubbing to gilding)
    4½ in. (11.5 cm.) high


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    Schufried's notebook records 'I Glas (m)it 2 Tauben' (one glass with two doves), see Rudolf von Strasser, Die Einschreibebüchlein des Wiener Glas-und Porzellanmalers Anton Kothgasser 1769-1851 (Karlsruhe, 1977) p. 234.

    A similar sepia-decorated example dated 1817 was sold anonymously in these Rooms on 27th November 1984, lot 143. See also the example from the Ernst Herzfleder and Rudolf Just Collection, sold by Sotheby's Olympia on 11th December 2001, lot 205.

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