18 November 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 6,500
Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 10,000
A VIENNA TRANSPARENT-ENAMELLED 'EHERT DIE FRAUEN' CYLINDRICAL BEAKER
CIRCA 1815, A.K MONOGRAM IN GILT TO FOOTRIM
Decorated by Anton Kothgasser, inscribed in gilt Ehret die Frauen! Sie flechten und weben, himmliesche rosen iner irdiesche Leben. (sic.) on an amber-stained band reserved against pink roses, buds and forget-me-nots divided by gilt arrows, with swags of ivy leaves and pendant gilt flowerheads and scrolls (slight rubbing to gilding)
3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) high
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See Gustav E. Pazaurek and Eugene von Philippovich, Gläser der Empire-und Biediermeierzeit (Braunschweig, 1976), pp. 204-205, pl. 197, for a related Ranftbecher and pl. 195 for a 'Ehret die Männer' beaker in the Historische Museum, Vienna.
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