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    Sale 7549

    British and Continental Ceramics and Glass

    18 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 170

    A VIENNA TRANSPARENT-ENAMELLED BEAKER (RANFTBECHER)

    CIRCA 1820, A.K MONOGRAM IN BLACK ENAMEL

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    A VIENNA TRANSPARENT-ENAMELLED BEAKER (RANFTBECHER)
    CIRCA 1820, A.K MONOGRAM IN BLACK ENAMEL
    Decorated by Anton Kothgasser with an amber-stained and gilt sunburst cartouche inscribed bon jour below trailing laurel leaves between gilt lines, the reverse gilt with the inscription Ni du tems la longueur, ni du lieu la distance, n'auront jamais la puifsance, du Vous arrachaer de mon coeur., on a cog-wheel cut and gilt base (slight rubbing to gilding)
    4 1/16 in. (10.3 cm.) high


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    See the example from the Bertha Schafranek and Rudolf Just Collection, sale Sotheby's Olympia, 11th December 2001, lot 203, which was recorded by Gustav E. Pazaurek, Gläser der Empire-und Bierdermeiezeit (Leipzig, 1923), p. 214.

    A detail of this beaker is illustrated on page 129.

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    Provenance

    Sammlung Josef Mahler, sale Vienna Kunstauktion, 27th September 1994, lot 263
    Mahler collection label attached to the underside.